In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice. (Proverb 29:6)
It seems that Father God made all creation to magnify the Scriptures. Take for instance when the sweet melody of a bird is heard. The world seems to be hard and harsh. Demands are always interrupting our sense of peace and values. Then we hear the songbird singing; so sweet and so encouraging. If we stop and pause for a moment, his soft song brings a smile to our face. For that moment, we escape. Though the wings of that songbird may not be in motion, one can find themselves flying away to a peaceful rest in their mind. What has happened?
The psalmist writes, If I had wings of a dove, for then I would fly away and be at rest. (Psalm 55:6). Do you and I have the wings of a dove? Yes we do, it is the Spirit of God! And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water; and, lo, the heavens were opened onto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him. (Matthew 316)
If the simple song of a bird can bring the results of a peaceful rest in our minds, how much more will our song when lifted on the wings of the Holy Ghost! Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder