Thursday, April 18, 2013

Be Like Winkie!

We are raising a rambunctious, energetic, 6 year old little boy in this house.

We talk about a lot of things I'd rather not....... (like bodily functions & smells & little boy parts)

We play wrestle, we sing, we dance.

We read, we write, & we are crazy!

In this house, we also talk a lot about disobeying & obeying......... for we are training & teaching a little heart too!

We talk about how disobedience is sin.

We talk about how sin breaks God's heart.  Sin separates us from God.

And how we love our sin more than we love God.

The Bible tells us that, in our flesh/left on our own, we actually hate God.  We rebel against Him by doing our own thing; being our own god.

We talk often about these Biblical truths.  Walker doesn't grasp them all, but that's okay.  He will one day.

So, when Walker & I came across this story during our Bible lesson time, it went along beautifully with what we'd been teaching him.


Winkie - from Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones

During World War II, a damaged plane crashed into the sea.  The crew had no way to radio for help, but they had a vital piece of equipment: a pigeon named-Winkie!

Winkie flew all the way home to the base - all 129 miles - alerting rescuers and saving the entire crew.  She was awarded a special medal for her heroism.

However far away they are, birds can find their way home again and again and again.  But not God's children - God's children aren't homesick for Him.

God is our true home.  Away from Him, we are lost.

Are you far away today?  Be like Winkie.  The minute you realize you've gone off course, head home.

Isaiah 44:22 - Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free."

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