“The Son is the light of God’s glory and the imprint of God’s being. He maintains everything with his powerful message. After he carried out the cleansing of people from their sins, he sat down at the right side of the highest majesty.” Hebrews 1:3 CEB
When her mother dies, a young girl goes to live with her father on a north eastern Canadian farm As she struggles to deal with the deep ache of losing her mother, the girl discovers a nest of orphaned goose eggs and decides to secretly hatch and raise them. Through the process of imprinting which occurs immediately after hatching, the baby goslings believe the girl is their mother and follow her everywhere.
Canadian law insists that all wild geese raised in captivity have their wings clipped so they cannot fly to protect the birds. Since they learn to fly south from their parents, many orphaned birds get confused or lost and never make it to a southern winter haven.
In the 1996 movie, Fly Away Home, the girl and her father fight to prevent the birds from being clipped. They build a small single-passenger motorized plane to look like a large goose. The geese learn to fly and follow their adopted mama as she flies in the small plane to a safe winter haven along the South Carolina coast – a flight that attracts national media attention. It’s a great movie which I give 5 thumbs up!
Carrying that into the spiritual realm, when we are “born again,” the image of Jesus is imprinted on our hearts. He teaches us what we need to know to live in this world and leads us safely to our eternal home through his example where we will be seated with him at the right side of God.
Thank you Lord, for imprinting the image of God on our hearts and showing us the way to our safe eternal haven! Amen.