From Pastor’s Desk:
Isaiah 40:30-31 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 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.
The imagery of soaring on wings like eagles has brought solace to my soul many times. Space here not permitting me to elaborate, I challenge you to search out, if you have not done so, information on the eagle. When you do, draw a “spiritual parallel” and, I assure you, it will be beneficial.
For this space, however, I will attempt to share what excites me about soaring on wings like eagles. I know of no other creature that defies the strong winds of a storms as the eagle. Most, if not all others, will find a place of shelter when a storm approaches, but not this mighty bird. Sensing the storm brewing, and waiting until it approaches, and as the winds began to reach it, the eagle turns toward the storm and uses the thrust of the very winds, that would otherwise beat it down, to rise up above the storm, soaring unaffected by it all.
Notice the verse says, “…those who hope in the LORD will…soar.” If you are in a storm today, or if you feel one approaching, turn toward it. Don’t be afraid of the wind, but rather use them to lift you up above the storm, where you can look down on it, and be unaffected by it.