Tuesday, March 13, 2012

When you're weary...

When you're weary
by sherry, March 13, 2012

Whew. The last three weeks...wait, the last 8 weeks have been non-stop. I can't count the trips to the hospital nor the number of pokes, prods and cuts Terence has had to endure to make it here.  At times, he barely had the strength to endure this crazy marathon.

Here's a great story that has helped us:

"Then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in   unto him into the ark."
             -- Genesis 8:9

Wearied out with her wanderings, the dove returns at length to the ark as her only resting place. How heavily she flew- but she struggled on.

Noah has been looking out for his dove all day long, and is ready to receive her.

She had just enough strength to reach the edge of the ark, she could hardly land upon it, and was ready to drop, when Noah puts forth his hand and pulled her into him. 

Mark that: "pulled her in unto him." She did not fly right in herself, (she was too weary to do so). She flew as far as she could, and then he put forth his hand and pulled her into him.

This was an act of mercy shown to the wandering dove.  And to us? The Lord will stretch forth his hand and "pull us in"-in to himself, and give us rest!

This story encourages Terence and I right now- we are both weary, but  the Lord draws us into Himself and give us the rest and strength we need to get through. 


And, He will do this for you too.

 Sherry & Terence

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