Like an Eagle

This came from an old book I have that is about the different names for God. Hope you enjoy it! Be blessed!

The Lord shielded him and cared for him; He guarded him as the apple of His eye, like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions. Deut. 32: 10-11

The eagle is one of the largest and most powerful birds in the world. They can weigh as much as thirteen pounds and have a wing span of about seven feet. Their nests are called eyries (AIR eez) They are built mainly of sticks and are often lined with fresh green leaves. Once a year, the female lays one or two eggs, the eggs are carefully tended by both parents until they hatch which is about 40 days. At about eleven or twelve weeks, a curious thing happens. If the eaglets have not ventured forth on their own, the parent eagle “stirs” or rocks the nest, tipping the eaglets out. The young eaglets flap about in panic, still novices at this flying business. The parent eagle hovers watchfully, waiting for the critical moment. With wings spread wide, the eagle then swoops down underneath those babies and delivers them back to the security of the nest.

Our God is powerful. Our God is gentle. Our God’s timing is perfect. Like the parent eagle, He is sensitive to our needs. He knows when the nest has become a little too comfortable and needs a little stirring. He, too, watches carefully and with spread wings, catches us up, bringing us to Himself. But He wants us to learn from our fluttering and flapping. He wants us to
leave behind our panic and learn to wait on Him. Then, with our eyes on the parent eagle, we will begin to know what it means to soar on eagles wings!

Today, we praise you, O God, for eagles wings that keep us safe, that help us soar, and that bring us to You!!