Family Devotion Time

on January 1, 2017

Your backyard is crawling with beetles. They’re beneath big rocks, crammed under tree bark, roaming over your mom’s flowers, and flying from leaf to leaf. Thousands of them lumber or creep all around the yard outside your house (and sometimes a few squeeze inside uninvited).

Because beetles are so widespread, one atheist (that’s a person who doesn’t believe in the Creator) joked that God must love beetles. Well, Christians don’t think it’s a joke. God really does love everything He made. The Bible says He called it all “very good” (Genesis 1).

Here’s the Deal

God can take care of you because you are His special creation.

Even though sin messed things up (Genesis 3), Jesus said that God still takes care of His creation (see Luke 12:24). One way we see the Creator’s care is how successful beetles are in making a home in nearly every habitat on land. And if God cares for beetles, just think how much more He cares for you. After all, we humans are the only creation that God made in His own image.

God has a special purpose for us. So whatever we do and wherever we go, we are to do it all for God’s glory (1 Corinthians 10:31). And He gave us everything we need to be able to do this. Most important, God’s only Son, Jesus Christ, became human like us, died for our sins, and rose again, so that God could forgive us and enable us to praise Him.

So, the next time you see a beetle bumbling by, remember that the same God who gave beetles their amazing variety takes care of you—in even greater ways.

Talk It Over

How can beetles point you to God’s love for us, too? What things make you afraid? How does knowing that God takes care of beetles help you with these fears?

Buddy Davis

Hey, kids!

I find beetles all over my woods. Every time I look at them, they remind me that God takes good care of His creation—and He takes good care of me, too!

—Buddy Davis

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