Romans 12:1-21 (10) – Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. (NIV)
A goose is a water bird which has a longer neck and shorter beak compared to a duck. Mainly, Canadian geese are distinct because they fly in a ‘V’ shaped formation (plump), to support each other. Interestingly, when their leader gets tired, it quietly falls behind while another goose takes over without conflict.
The Holy Spirit wants us to learn from these amazing creatures. For example, in our places of duty, do we work in line with the rules? (Titus 3:1-4). Oh! Are you known for looking after others? (Matthew 22:34-40). After all, our key text urges us to be hospitable such as these geese would occasionally honk (shout) to encourage those in front to keep pace because they are united in one purpose (Ephesians 4:1-16). Do you share common goals with your spouse (family) or team? (Romans 12:16). As a leader or student, do you give room for suggestions, self-assessment and further research? (Romans 12:3).
In conclusion, when a goose is injured (ill), two geese descend with it and stay until it recovers or dies. Hmm… Do we share and comfort others in challenging times? (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). Because God is banking on you and me as we journey in life (John 13:34-35). This Boxing day, let’s work on these vital questions in fulfilling God’s commands and living blissfully, in Christ. Be Born Again!
Hymn: Jesus Loves Even Me — Philip P. Bliss (1870)
1. Father, empower me to live like Christ and love at all times.
2. Lord Jesus, help my helpers so they may remember me. Thereby, I can help others!
3. Please pray for others (families, friends, nations, the church and ministries)
GOD BLESS, YOU!
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