Family Devotion Time: Migration

on September 1, 2017

Have you ever pretended to be a bird? It’s fun to imagine flying over high mountains, swooping over golden cornfields, and landing in towering trees. Of course, flying like that is definitely not what we humans do. A hop or two is about all we’ve got.

But there’s one type of bird we can relate to—the migrants passing through each spring or fall, winding their way south or north. We humans, too, are on a journey. This world is not our ultimate home.

Here’s the Deal

The Jesus-following life can be a tough journey. But our destination—heaven—is worth it!

God wants all people to love and follow Jesus on a long journey (1 John 1:7). We’re supposed to walk with him by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7), to run the race that God planned for us (Hebrews 12:1), and then to join him forever in heaven (2 Timothy 2:12). It’s not an easy journey. But we experience some amazing sights along the way, and at the end we get to enjoy wonders that are WAY better than anything we experienced during the trip (Romans 8:18).

God gave birds some amazing designs to help them get where they’re going. He also gave you the tools you need to get where you’re going:

  • Clear Path—Jesus (Hebrews 12:2)
  • Guidebook—The Bible (Psalm 119:105)
  • Power—Prayer (Mark 11:24)

Talk It Over

When you see birds migrating, how can they remind us of the journey we’re on?

Migrating animals know where to go in winter without anyone or anything teaching them. But what about people? Can people know that Jesus is the Way to heaven unless we tell them? (See Romans 10:14.)

Buddy Davis

Hey Kids!

Buddy Davis here. God gave his creatures some incredible designs to get where they’re going. And he gave us his Word—the Bible—to help us navigate our journey too!

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