This #WorshipWednesday Karen shares ‘A lesson from the eagle’ …
I have always loved this song ‘The Power of Your Love’ for many reasons, one of them is the picture it refers to of the Eagle. Martin and I were away in the USA and there were eagles at one of the places we stayed near. As we talked about some of the facts surrounding the Eagle, we felt the Lord speaking to us…
In the book of the prophet Isaiah, we read, “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)
In this song it describes the Holy Spirit leading us as the Eagle; giving us the ability to soar to heights others merely dream of. Eagles fly alone at a high altitude being such a powerful creature, it can symbolize power and freedom.
From the height it can fly and with its amazing eyesight it has the ability of looking closely at the most minute of details and to see life from a broader perspective. The Eagle when it comes to its sight, has two centres of focus. This reminded me that for us this is the word of God, then the Holy Spirit, which guides us into all truth, often leading us into opportunities we never dreamed and presenting themselves to us when we least expect it.
Eagles have feet with four toes. Four is a symbol for having a solid foundation and being well grounded. Around 40 years of age, eagles go through a painful 5-month process of rebirth in which they remove and regrow their beak, talons and feathers thereby allowing them to live another 30 years. This reminded me of our spiritual need to renew our minds, which Paul talks about in Romans (Romans 12:2).
Eagles have a clear Goal Statement, with us it is clear biblical doctrine. Eagles never eat dead and decayed things, like us we need to be meditating on the fresh word of God for us daily and keep moving forward into new things of God.
Eagles also love the storms. When clouds gathers, the eagle gets excited it uses the storm’s wind to lift himself higher. He flies above the clouds, while all the other birds hide in the trees. He never sees the storm as a difficulty, but takes it as a challenge. For us the Holy Spirit empowers us to be resilient, unafraid of the unknown, accept life’s challenges with unshakable courage, determination and confidence. If we never had the courage to take a leap of faith, we would be cheating God out of a chance to lift us up like eagles and watch us soar in life, giving him all the Glory.
Listen to ‘The Power of Your Love’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9_0jiO5ZRM