I will fly high on wings like the eagle.

Americans are quite familiar with eagles. As the symbol of our nation its majesty, strength, and beauty represent this land quite well. Throughout the Bible, the eagle is used as an example of how God can transform a person. As an eagle matures, the darker feathers of youth fall off and are replaced by new and better feathers. In the case of the Bald Eagle, they are replaced by white tail feathers and the white “bald head” plumage. The eagle is even stronger and more majestic with each transition.

In Psalm 103, David lays out a brief, but comprehensive summary of all that is wonderful about a relationship with your Heavenly Father. Included in His promises: forgiveness, healing, redemption, love, compassion, and renewal of youth. For the last benefit, he makes the comparison to the eagle.

Bald Eagle In Flight

Believers Soar Like Eagles!

You can’t help but rejoice at God’s Love as you read these lines.

Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s! (Psalm 103:1-5 <NLT>)

Isaiah also uses an eagle to demonstrate how those that put their faith in God can be transformed, energized, and Anointed to do God’s Will. When others grow weary and give up, Believers have a never ending supply of energy from inside!

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:29-31 <NLT>)

When you make Jesus your Savior, and Lord of your life, you are spiritually reborn. But you must go through a process of renewing your mind to this fact. By reading the Word, meditating on it, and allowing the Holy Spirit to minister to you, those old habits and negative thought patterns will drop off like the old feathers of an eagle. You will be renewed and reborn, and ready to sore majestically to glorify your Heavenly Father.

The Old Testament writers expressed this concept using physical examples like the eagle. In the New Testament, the full impact of Eternal Life is explained in greater detail. The Believer becomes a New Creature, spiritually reborn with Zoe, the Life of God. The Holy Spirit dwells inside, and the Christian becomes part of the Body of Christ, with Jesus as the Head. The Word of God is Living Truth, and the Word of Life, empowering every Believer who trusts God and His Word. You are renewing your mind and building your faith by hearing and acting on God’s Word. Psalm 103, Isaiah 40, and every promise of God, becomes Truth in your heart, and manifests in your life! (John 1:1-5, 14:5-26, 15:1-9, Romans 12:1-5, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, 5:17, Philippians 2:12-16, 1 John 5:10-12)

Isaiah 40:29-31 was my Mother’s favorite verse. She caught a glimpse of this Truth and was doing things for God that very few women dared to do in her day, or at her age. She ruffled a few feathers, but she made sure she was obedient to whatever God asked her to do. Until graduation day, she soared with the eagles. You can read some of her work at Christian Poems.

She loved God and nature. Here is one of her poems:

Happy As A Mockingbird
By Frances Matney Woodard (1922 – 1991)

Happy as a Mockingbird singing in a tree
That’s what the Lord wants us to be
He wants His children filled with His love
Don’t look down – just look up above.
Praise for the Father who brings it to pass
The blue of the sky – The green of the grass
Lord keep your children and help them to be
Filled with praise and always ready to worship thee.

 

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