As the Eagle…

Deuteronomy 32:11-12
As an eagle stirs up its nest,
Hovers over its young,
Spreading out its wings, taking them up,
Carrying them on its wings,

So the LORD alone led him,
And there was no foreign god with him.

Do you know how eagles teach their babies to fly? they shake the nest up, dropping the eaglets into the air. They don’t know how to fly yet. Just before they are in danger of hitting anything, the mother eagle flies under the eaglet, spreads her wings, and catches the baby. She then carries it up to try all over again.

How many times I feel like that eaglet. It seems I am endlessly being knocked out of the nest, falling to what seems like my death. Sometimes, I recognize the Lord catching me, but others, I feel like I’m falling forever and I don’t know what on earth is keeping me from giving up.

I just love this illustration of the trials in our lives. God doesn’t keep us from hard times; He uses them for His own purpose. I’m tired of falling, but I don’t want to be an eaglet forever.

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2 thoughts on “As the Eagle…

  1. “God doesn’t keep us from hard times; He uses them for His own purpose.” Excellent, Rachel. God’s purposes for our lives are generally unseen until the come to pass; then we look back on the trials we hated and realize that He was there all the time, quietly working behind the scenes, His plan and purpose.

  2. Lord i come to you
    Let my heart be changed, renewed
    Flowing from the grace
    That i’ve found in you
    Lord i’ve come to know
    The weakenesses i see in me
    Will be stripped away
    By the power of your love

    Hold me close
    Let your love surround me
    Bring me near
    Draw me to your side
    And as i wait
    I’ll rise up like the eagle
    And i will soar with you
    Your spirit leads me on
    By the power of your love

    Lord unveil my eyes
    Let me see you face to face
    The knowledge of your love
    As you live in me
    Lord renew my mind
    As your will unfolds in my life
    In living every day
    By the power of your love

    Hold me close
    Let your love surround me
    Bring me near
    Draw me to your side
    And as i wait
    I’ll rise up like the eagle
    And i will soar with you
    Your spirit leads me on
    By the power of your love

    Hold me close
    Let your love surround me
    Bring me near
    Draw me to your side
    And as i wait
    I’ll rise up like the eagle
    And i will soar with you
    Your spirit leads me on
    By the power of your love
    And i will soar with you
    Your spirit leads me on
    In the power of your love
    And i will soar with you
    Your spirit leads me on
    In the power of your love

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