December 23, 2018

JESUS the DOVE MAN: “And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, ‘You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased’” (Lk 3:22). An old anonymously written book called “This is the Way” tells about a Bedouin guide who traversed the Arabian Desert, and was renowned for always finding his way home. His secret? In the folds of his garments he carried a dove close to his heart. Attached to its leg was a slender cord, with the other end fastened to his belt. When in any doubt, the guide took out his feathered companion and gently threw it up into the air. Unerringly the little bird would wheel round to point in the direction of home. The guide was known as “the dove man.” But, without question, our Lord was the true Dove Man. It was written for Him by Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me…” (61:1). He too led the Savior unerringly on His mission, and then Home. And He was sent to do the same for us!