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The Upper Room 9 February 2024 Devotional: A Bird in the Storm


The Upper Room 9 February 2024 Devotional: A Bird in the Storm

Read and Study Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for February 9th, 2024 Message written by Jack L. Bodden (Texas, USA). God bless you as you study today! Please share with your friends and loved ones.

Luke 12:22-34

Reminders of God’s enduring love are all around me.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)

My wife and I sat in our sunroom and watched a storm rage outside. As we watched the rain pour down and heard the thunder rumble, we noticed a purple martin flying through the wind and rain. She flew up to her nest under the eaves at the corner of our house. We could hear the chirping of her babies as she brought them a tiny insect, and then with a chirp of her own, she took off to find more for them to eat. Time after time she returned and then took off again. The heavy rain and strong wind occasionally blew her off course, but she never stopped. Our admiration for her grew with each trip she made, and we both remarked that there was something inspirational about her behavior.

Long after the storm ended, I kept thinking about what we had witnessed. The mother bird’s behavior made me think of the sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us. Like the purple martin, his sacrifice was an act of intense love! The little bird’s determined care for her young reminded us that God really does care about and provide for all of creation. God’s love will endure and will not be turned aside by the storms of adversity. I pray that the devotion of the little bird will stay alive in my memory and inspire me to show love to others and to trust God to provide for God’s children.

Dear Jesus, thank you for the sacrifice you made for us so that we may live abundantly. Inspire us to show your love to the world. Amen.

To trust God in adversity


The Upper Room 9 February 2024 Devotional: A Bird in the Storm

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