While picking berries, I noticed a bird’s nest that had been built about knee-high in some weeds and bushes. I thought that it was odd that the nest had been built so low. Usually they are much higher than that.
I also noticed that the nest had some baby birds in it. They were completely helpless, having no defense whatsoever against any predator that might come along looking for an easy meal.
A couple of days later, I asked my wife if she wanted to come and see the baby birds. She said, “Sure”, so we made the short walk to the nest. Sadly, the nest was empty. Since they were much too young to have safely left the nest, the baby birds had obviously met their doom. The low nest made them an easy target for the predator that no doubt had come along and devoured them.
1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
Parents, don’t build your nest too low! Lift your children up in prayer! Raise them in church and Sunday School! Teach them the ways of the Lord! The stakes are much too high to do it any other way!