From the Pastor’s Heart – 1/28/2017

Trafalgar Square is a popular and well known location in London.  One thing for which the Square is famous, is the collection of pigeons that gather there.  Thousands appear, on a daily basis, to feed on the bread crumbs, and other morsels of food, left by pedestrians.

One thing that you will not see in the Square are doves, along with the pigeons.  You see, the dove is one of the most sensitive birds of God’s creation.  If a dove smells something offensive, or that irritates it, it will avoid, or flee from the source of that which is egregious. 

How apt it is that, for symbolism, the Holy Spirit is represented by a dove, this most sensitive of birds.  For the Holy Spirit is just that, holy.  And as such, senses anything that is contrary to the King and His Kingdom.  It cannot tolerate the smell and will not hang around.

 I Corinthians 3:16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In Christ, Mike Whaley