As many of you know, I am in the midst of a couple of life's storms. My mother is in ICU extremely sick and I am scheduled for several neurosurgeries. I happened to catch this show on Animal Planet a few days ago. It was about eagles and I found it just fascinating. When an eagle sees a huge, dangerous lightening storm approaching from far away, he takes to the air. He flies directly toward the storm and keeps flying until he can harldy keep even and upright, continuing toward the storm. Right when he hits the edge of the storm, the updraft grabs him and sends him sailing straight up until he reaches the top of the storm and flies over it. He is then in the beautiful sunshine, looking down on the storm, flying without any trouble at all. It was one of the coolest things to see the updraft sling him up and over the storm, where he is still quite aware of the storm below him, and must still negotiate the storm until it passes, but he is not being pummeled by the winds and rain and lightening. If the eagle did not take the updraft up and over the storm, the winds would likely injure or even kill him. When the storm passes, he begins to fly back down to the altitude and terrain he knows.
The question I have for you this week is the following:
How does this story relate to our journey of lifestyle change?
I would love to hear your thoughts on this, since all of us will experience storms in life. I want to be an eagle who rides the updraft of my faith up and above the storms of my life. And maybe that was the thought of the author of this verse;
But those who wait upon the LORD shall renew their
They will mount up with wings like eagles.
They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not
faint. Isaiah 40:31