Eagles

If you are placing your hope in the Lord, then your life may resemble that of an eagle:

 

Eagles Love to Play with the Wind — They ride thermal updrafts to an altitude of 14,000 feet. The Golden Eagle can reach a speed of 180 miles an hour in a dive. “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)

 

Eagles Travel Light — Their bones are hollow and filled with air: The 7,000 feathers on a Bald Eagle weigh only 21 ounces. “Let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and especially those sins that wrap themselves so tightly around our feet and trip us up; and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1 – Living)

 

Eagles have Keen Eyesight — They see eight times better than human beings. They can spot a mouse in the grass a mile away. “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:22, 23)

 

Eagles are Focused — Once an eagle has spotted its prey, it does not take its eyes off the creature until it strikes. “This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13b,14)

 

Eagles Prefer Peace and Quiet when Raising a Family — They build their nests in high hard-to-reach areas. “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life…” (1 Thessalonians 4:11a)

 

Eagles, Male and Female, Work Together Building their Nest or Eyrie — The arduous task takes several weeks to several months. “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!” (Ecclesiastes 4:9, 10)

 

Eagles Keep Improving their Home — They continue to bring fresh green sprigs through the nesting period. Some think the sprigs are simply for decoration. “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.” (Psalm 84:5, 6)

 

Eagles Fiercely Defend their Nesting — They stand up against any animal that might be a threat to their young. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheepBe shepherds of Gods flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to beJesus said, Simon son of John, do you truly love me? He answered, Yes, Lord, you know that I love you. Jesus said, Take care of my sheep.‘” (John 10:11; 1 Pet 5:2a; John 21:16b)

 

Eagles Mate for Life — An eagle takes a new mate only if its first mate dies. “A married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriageNow the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife… ” (Romans 7:2b; 1 Timothy 3:2a)

 

 

 

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