Nature Corner: Egret Babies
The egret is a tall slender water bird. It catches fish by standing in low water, waiting patiently for fish to pass, then it pierces the fish with its sharp beak. Like other birds, it brings food back for its babies to eat. The egret builds its nest up high in the trees that are on small islands, so other animals cannot get to them. The little babies wait eagerly for their next meal.
One sad observation scientists have made about egret babies is that no matter how much food is available, the babies are still prone to fight each other. Do you fight with your brother or sister? It makes God sad because he wants you as brothers and sisters to help each other, not hurt each other. The Bible says in Ephesians 4:32, "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another even as God in Christ has forgiven you." Don't be like the baby egrets and keep fighting. Remember, that Jesus wants us to be nice and loving to each other.
Memory Mastery: God's Special Book
We have been learning interesting facts about God's special book, the Bible. Grab a Bible and listen along. Then, see if you can answer these questions below.
Mission Helper: A Walk in the Park
Dorota is originally from Poland, but she lives in Ireland now. One day, Dorota walked in the park with her daughter. She heard a woman talking in Polish and the woman heard Dorota talking in Polish to her daughter. The three women stopped and said hello. The kind woman invited Dorota to study the Bible and go to church on Sabbath. She introduced her to the Hope Channel on TV. Dorota had always loved God, but now she was finally learning more about the Bible and Jesus. She decided to be baptized and follow Jesus forever.
Bible Story: King David is Kind
Reference: 2 Samuel 9
David missed Jonathan his friend and asked Saul's servant Ziba if there was anyone left of the family of Saul to which David could show kindness. Ziba found Mephibosheth, Jonathan's son, who was lame. David brought Mephibosheth to his home to live and took care of him.
Our prayer verse is Ephesians 4:32, which says, "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving on another." David showed kindness to Saul's family, even though Saul was very mean to him. Do you show kindness to others when they are mean to you?
Dear Father God, Give me a heart of kindness for everyone, even for those who are mean to me. In Jesus' Name, Amen