The olive leaf


This time the dove returned to him in the evening with a fresh olive leaf in its beak. Then Noah knew that the floodwaters were almost gone (Gen. 8:11, NLT)

Just look at the world as they leave God`s Way

Lost for eternity forever the day.

Unrest and confusion have found a home

Ever planted on that sour ground.

If Christians would be like that lowly tax man*

Maybe the world would consider God`s Saving Plan.

So much heart ache from self-righteous acclaim

We all fall short that`s why He was slain.

The hope of a future not perfect, I`m sure

A better tomorrow* that Jesus did win

The gift of a new life burning within.

*tax man

*better tomorrow 

What is the significance of the olive tree in the Bible?

We can find the word “olive” in the bible (NLT) 198 times. The olive tree and olive branch have been symbols of peace and reconciliation ever since the account of Noah’s flood. When the dove brought Noah “a plucked olive leaf in its beak,” the olive branch represented new life sprouting on the earth (Gen 8:11). The olive tree was alive and growing. 

The promise of the dove’s olive branch was a new beginning for humanity, peace and reconciliation with God, renewal, and revival. The slow and hearty growth of the olive tree also implies establishment and peace. Some of the oldest olive trees in the world still grow today in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives.

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