Eagles have a unique place in nature - certainly a place that differs from all other birds. They represent strength, power and freedom from the things of this world that would distract them. No wonder they have a special place in God’s Word. Isaiah promised, “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles.” No doubt David had this in mind when he wrote, “so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” What makes eagles special?
Eagles have fine vision and sharp focus. Their eyes were designed by God for long distance and clarity. This gives the eagles great vision and enables them to see what other birds do not see. We as Christians need God’s vision so we can see what we need to do for Him.
Eagles are fearless. As God’s representatives we need to be fearless as we represent Him and present His message to others. We must never bow to others in fear.
Eagles are tenacious. Other birds fly from a storm. But eagles fly into the storm - taking advantage of life’s difficulties - and rise to greater heights, never giving up.
Eagles are “high flyers.” They easily fly to an altitude of 10,000 feet. Pigeons stay on the ground and “grumble” all day long. The eagle quietly soars above the noises of life and finds peace with God.
Eagles possess vitality. They are full of life yet find time to re-energize themselves and extend their lives.
Eagles nurture their young ones. No other bird is more attentive or gentle to its young than the eagle.
Prayer: Grant us, Lord, the qualities of an eagle. May we live lives that distinguish us from others as we serve You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 103:5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.