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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bird Struck! Osprey

Family Devotional

Day Twenty-Three

“He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is!” Deuteronomy 32:4

To watch an osprey dive is an enthralling moment. At first it lifts itself from its perch, almost as if in slow motion, then dives directly at its prey like an arrow plummeting into water. The osprey then carries the caught fish out of reach from the water and swallows it whole.

Many comments written about the osprey over the centuries include descriptions such as majestic, industrious, and noble. One quote Diana Wells shares is, “clean industrious bird... living through its own skill and labor.”

The apostle Paul exhorts early Christians who were still bound by slavery laws, to work even harder for their masters, especially if their masters were fellow believers. He said to work as for the Lord.

When work is hard or boring or it doesn’t seem to matter, it seems easy to spend less energy on it.

But God always sees into our hearts and our thoughts. Even if no one else ever sees how hard we work God does, and he appreciates our effort. And sometimes others will notice that we do our own work well.

1. Look at some chores in your family. Is there someone who could use some help today?

2. On your next weekend ask if there is a special job that you can do for your family or help one of your parents to do.

3. Is there a chore in your family that no one does very well? Can you learn how to do it and make it yours?

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Proverbs 16:3
Romans 8:28
1 Corinthians 3:9-11

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