On our recent visit to British Columbia, a friend of ours brought us to an area where eagles gathered. It was marvelous to watch the magnificent birds close up as they perched in the trees or flew overhead. We spent the whole afternoon with our heads looking up and taking pictures of eagles. I took this photo with my humble i Pad.
Recently my husband was telling a story to his grandchildren, just as he told his children in the past.
He was telling about the farmer who found an egg in the farmyard. He put it under one of his hens who was brooding over her eggs. Eventually the egg hatched and the bird grew. It became bigger than the other chicks. It had gangly legs, a big beak and sharp claws. It had only one friend in the farmyard.
It looked up in the sky one day and saw a beautiful bird soaring high. He asked his friend what kind of a bird is that. He told him that is an eagle. It flies all over the sky travelling miles and miles. It is the king of the birds. We are not like that. The awkward bird was a young eagle. It lived and died as a chicken. It never got to fly with the eagles.
Brendan encouraged us to fly high like the eagle and do not be limited to the farmyard. A friend who is staying with us at the moment explained the wings of an eagle represent praise and prayer in a believer’s life. When we praise God and pray we rise above our circumstances and get free to soar on the wind wherever it takes us.
If you are in a difficult place right now, start praising God for his goodness and mercy. Pray about whatever is troubling you and leave it with The Lord. In no time you will feel lighter and not burdened by your impossible circumstances. Trust God and fly high. The answer will come.
“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”(Isaiah 40:31 NIV)