Most long distance bird migrations take place at night on pathways called flyways. Flying in the dark is not only for safety from predators but in order to use the patterns of stars and positions of the setting sun for direction. In addition, birds use smells, landmarks and the Earth’s magnetic field to guide them to their final destination.
Do we seek Him before journeying out the door? Who or what guides our daily flight out the front door of our homes can determine our destination. Once we’re out the door, what do we use to navigate obstacles and arrive safely at our final destination?
“Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:4-6 (NIV)
May we use only Him as we migrate through our days.
- Animals Navigate With Magnetic Cells (news.discovery.com)
- Unpredictable weather has altered bird migration patterns, with many arriving in Wales weeks earlier than expected (sott.net)
- Turning Out City Lights to Save Migrating Birds
- Boston Goes Dark for the Birds