The larger, stronger seagulls laughed at him. “Fly up here and be free little one! Don’t be stuck to that rock. Get out and enjoy the great world.”
The little seagull ignored them. He flew often to gather food and enjoy the air, but he never went far from the rock.
One day a great storm crept across the ocean. Great winds tossed the seagulls through the air. They had nothing to hold them in place.
The little seagull stood strong on the rock. Water toppled over him. He was tossed into the water, but he scrambled to the surface and looked for his rock.
Into the air he flew back to the safe stronghold. The storm continued to blow and the seagull never lost focus on the rock. He always came back to it when tossed aside. He never lost hope in the rock to save him.
The storm died down and the calm sea was restored. No other birds were in sight.
There stood the little seagull enjoying the sunshine and resting after the great storm.
“Truly, who is God except the LORD? Who but our God is the rock?The LORD lives! Blessed be my rock! Exalted be God, my savior!”Psalm 18:32, 47
- How did the rock save the seagull from the storm?
- When God is our rock, how can he save us during the hardest times of life?
- If people were to criticize you for your faith in God, what explanation or defense would you make to them?
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