Eagles in God’s Word

 

Did you ever wonder why God’s Word talks so much about Eagles,

and wings.

 

Exodus 19:4 speaks of the Israelites Exodus from Egypt….God says,

 

“…how I bare you on Eagles’ wings…”

 

Ps 103:5 speaks of “..youth renewed like eagles’ “

 

Isaiah 40:31…promises …”mount up with wings as eagles”

 

God speaks many times of the speed of eagles….Lamentations 4:19,

 

Deut. 28:49 Jeremiah 4:13 2 Samuel 1:23, and many other verses

 

Compare the power of God to Eagles speed.

 

 

 

God’s creatures portray a facet of Himself. Not as eternal, omnipotent,

 

omniscient or omnipresent, but a part of His wisdom is put into the

 

instincts of His creation,

 

One of the most magnificent is the eagle. I am fortunate to live in

 

an area where eagles reside. Our farm lies on the edge of a ravine,

 

where the currents are just right for large birds to ride the updrafts.

 

They circle and rise with every round. There is a lesson in all of

 

nature.

 

God wants us to rise above our circumstances….oh, we have to

 

go through them, but as we experience them, He will give us His

 

“updrafts” to bring us higher with each day’s experience of the problem.

 

We do this by keeping our eyes on Him, as the eagle keeps his eyes on

 

his creator through instinct.

 

One of the most amazing things to watch is the eagle parents teaching

 

their young to fly. They will push the young birds (who appear larger

 

than their parents due to their fluffy feathers) and watch them begin

 

to fall, but they are ready to catch them if they can see that they cannot

 

begin an ascent. Then they will swoop down and fly just below the young

 

bird and allow him to ride back to a branch to try again….not back to

 

the nest….not to give up….but to try again after a short rest. Time and

 

time again this may have to be done, but you can see the joy when the

 

bird accomplishes the flight by himself.

 

God does that with us. We fail Him over and over again He will allow us to pay the price, but not

 

to fail entirely, before He brings us back. The problem with us is that

 

if we are strong-willed,and the problem is persistent sin, not just weakness, then each time we do that, it will be harder for

 

Us to come back to Him in repentence. We need to be tuned in to His voice,

 

and soft-hearted toward Him. We will fail at times, but we should not test Him with strong willed defiance. If we love Him, we will willingly obey Him.

 

And, obedience magnifies just as defiance does. When we obey Him in

 

little things, it becomes easier each time, and He will give us bigger things.

 

The joy and fellowship we feel with Him upon every act of obedience draws

 

us tighter to Him…..and that just cannot be described in words!!!!

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