“Then God remembered Noah and all the animals, wild and tame, that were with him in the ark.” —Genesis 8:1

As in the first creation (1:1), the wind swept “over the earth. The waters began to subside” (8:1), and Noah sent out a dove to see if the waters had gone down. The Spirit renewed “the face of the earth” (Ps 104:30).

Prayer: Lord, send forth Your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. Give us a new Pentecost.
Promise: The Lord “said to Himself: ‘Never again will I doom the earth because of man, since the desires of man’s heart are evil from the start; nor will I ever again strike down all living beings.’ ” —8:21

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