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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Bird Struck! Kestrel

Family Devotional

Day Twelve                                               
“I am the Light of the world.” John 8:12

Although a kestrel is often called a sparrow hawk, it is actually a small falcon. They have a harsh cry “to rattle” or to sound like a “ringing voice.”

Often in the Middle Ages they were kept near to the dovecotes as protection from hawks because their cries would keep the predators away.

But another characteristic of the kestrels has been identified by modern means. Due to cones in their eyes they can detect ultraviolet light which enables them to catch prey they otherwise would not see.

The Bible tells us: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it” (John 1:5).

Sometimes we can’t see the danger around us because harmful things can disguise themselves as fun at first. What at first might seem like a silly prank becomes dangerous if someone gets hurt.

“Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity” (1Cor 13:12).

We need to examine suggestions and ask Jesus for His light to give us wisdom when we’re not sure if it’s safe. When we ask, He will sound an alarm in our thoughts and feelings if we need a warning.

Sometimes it’s as if we have ultraviolet sight too when He gives us guidance to recognize danger.

1. What do you wish you could see with ultraviolet light? Why? What else might help you see clearly?

2. Write down some verses about wisdom and choose one to think about each day for a week. Does your opinion about some things change?

3. Do you know someone who is danger of making a bad decision? What information can you share to help them see the possible results?

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1Cor 13:12-13
John 3:19-21

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