Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 156
Devotional Song: Go to this link … Please go this video link to hear the Mark Harris singing the poignant song of God’s watchcare in Find Your Wings, reminding Christians how God watches over His children until they can find their wings and fly free …
Highlight Passage – NKJV: Deuteronomy 32: 11-12 [NKJV] …
11 As an eagle stirs up its nest,
Hovers over its young,
Spreading out its wings, taking them up,
Carrying them on its wings,
12 So the LORD alone led him,
And there was no foreign god with him.
Highlight Passage [Context] – NKJV: Deuteronomy 31: 7-12 [NKJV] … Go to this link …
Reference Passages #1 Romans 5: 6-11 [NKJV] … Go to this link … God’s new covenant extends to all who would believe in Christ’s work on the cross …
Reference Passages #2 Acts 17: 26-28 [NKJV] … Go to this link …
My Journal for Today: Have you had the opportunity to watch, through modern webcam technology, the habits of eagle parents as they tend their nest and the young eaglets? Today’s Our Daily Bread references that wonder of God’s creation as the parent eagles watch over and tend their nest (see the attached photo). It’s amazing to watch them prepare the nest, feed their young eaglets, and then, when the eaglets are with wings and ready to fly free, it’s remarkable to see how the parent eagles take the padding from the nest to make it uncomfortable for the eaglets. And then, finally, the parent eagles bump the young birds out of the nest, causing them to fall from the heights; and even catching them and flying them back to the next if they don’t unfurl their wings and fly. But finally, the young eagle will, when falling from the nest, open their wings and fly free, never to return again to the nest.
And it’s amazing that Moses knew of this scenario from nature as he wrote His song in Deuteronomy 31: 30 – 32: 43, from which this morning’s highlight devotional text is drawn (see Deut. 31: 11-12, copied above). Moses knew that God had His watch-care on His covenant children, … just as eagle parents watch over and care for their growing young; and that extends to God bringing His Son into the world and on to the cross … to care for and redeem his sinner-children (see Romans 5: 6-11 and Acts 17: 26-28 linked above).
Our God is like the eagle parents, watching over his chosen eaglets from their re-birth in Christ until the time when they can fly free from His nest, witnessing the love of God to other children of God.
My Prayer for Today … Lord, thank You for watching over me until I could fly free. … Amen
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