January 25, 2017
On Wings of an Eagle
"You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself." Exodus 19:4
For a young eagle, flying is an acquired skill with some potential failures along the way. Learning to walk is treacherous enough, but a stumble simply sends a toddler to the ground. A "stumble" for a young eagle learning to fly sends it plummeting to a deadly landing. So the mother eagle flies under her young with wings spread out in order to catch them when they "stumble" or tire.
God uses that beautiful picture of love, care and protection to describe His relationship with Israel. God reminded Israel of His powerful acts in Egypt and of His demonstration of the same love, care, and protection as a mother eagle in delivering them from slavery and through the Red Sea.
Our spiritual flight has many ups and downs. The wind currents of life lift us up and drag us down. The atmosphere of sin causes us to stumble and fall. We grow weary from the journey and start a dangerous descent. But God is there every time. Like a mother eagle, He carries us on His all-powerful wings.
Father, thank You for bringing us to Yourself. And thank You for never letting Your children plummet to the ground. Thank You for Your constant love, care and protection. In Jesus' name. Amen.