Time to Fly

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Romans 8:19-21  The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

I found an opened robin’s egg in our yard this week. If you look closely, you can see where the newly hatched robin began pecking its way out of its protective shell. The shell is so fragile, yet it provides everything needed for the bird to survive until it is developed enough to survive on its own. At just the right time, that baby robin is freed from its shell to become a nestling. In just a few short weeks the young robin is ready to fledge (or begin to fly). Although some people think a fledgling is a fully trained flier, this is not the case. Fledglings are merely old enough to attempt flight; it usually takes them a bit of a practice period to become proficient. During this time, fledgling birds will leave the nest but mostly stay within view of their nearby parents.

You were a fledgling at one point in your life. Leaving the nest for only short periods of time until you were strong enough to fly longer distances to find food and shelter.

Under God’s close supervision, you have matured and been given the freedom to fly. As an adult Christian, you are encouraged to take a fledgling under your wing to help them grow.

May you continue to soar to new heights in your faith.

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