Sin destroys relationships. In the time of Noah, God destroyed the world with water because of sin. Later, Noah sent out a dove to check if the rain had stopped. This is what happened:
“When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth”
We can learn a few lessons about how to restore broken relationships.
- Send out a dove.
A dove is a symbol of peace and we must take the initiative “to send out a peace dove” to restore broken relationships. It could be with your spouse, child, friend, etc. Don’t focus on who is right.
- The dove returned with an olive leaf.
Olive oil is obtained from the olive tree. It’s a symbol of the power of God. Power in prayer depends on peaceful relationships with God. Peter said: “Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect… so that nothing will hinder your prayers” 1 Peter 3:7.
- Peace brings restoration.
Peace can restore lost friends, money, etc. The land was restored to Noah, because of the “dove and the olive tree.”
Take the initiative to send out a “peace dove” and you will see the power of God restore what you have lost.
This devotional is an excerpt from one of Kakra Baiden’s Six Energy Drink Books.
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