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Friday, August 25, 2017

Bird Struck! Puffin

Family Devotional

Day Twenty-Five

“He gives food to every living thing. His faithful love endures forever.” Psalm 136:25

Have you ever seen a puffin run on water? They almost look like circus clowns with oversized feet and large noses stumbling about in funny situations.

However the puffin is an expert fisher. They can dive as deep as thirty feet and can stay under water as long as a minute if they need to. Usually though, their dives last 20 to 30 seconds. They know how to find the food they need to survive. They will go as deep as possible to get it.

“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path” (Psalm 119:105).

Often we are in situations that make us feel as clumsy as a puffin. Or there are people around us who make fun of us because of the way we look or talk.

But when we read our Scripture verses and pray, we find a special kind of food just for us. It’s a special relationship with Jesus that helps us to see what is important and what is not.

When we have this light, we know just where to find the right words or the right attitudes to give us strength. We can be patient when we are learning new skills that make us feel awkward at first.

The deeper we dive into understanding God’s words, the more filled up we are. We have fuel to keep us from getting discouraged or upset.

1. Do you remember playing dress-up when you were little and wore clothes that were too big for you? Did you clomp around in oversized shoes? What might you be trying to learn to do now that makes you feel like that?

2. Learning to do new things can make us feel awkward. Write down some Bible verses to encourage you or a friend who is struggling with learning a new skill.

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