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The Eagle

Luke 40:29-31

He gives strength to the weary and strengthens the powerless. Youth may faint and grow weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who trust 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 faint.

Eagles are fascinating creatures. They fly higher than any other bird and have very strong wings. When female eagles are ready to mate, they throw a stick to the ground, and the male eagles must fight each other to see who can gain possession of her stick. The one who is victorious and returns the stick to her is the one with whom she will mate for life. She rejects the weaker males; her mate must be as strong as she is. While there is an excellent lesson there for teenage girls and single women, I’ll re-direct that to a different audience at a later time. The female eagle, without doubt, is a very strong bird.

To wait entails confident expectation and an active hope in the Lord. Waiting is never passive resignation; waiting is being confident that God will act. Those who wait upon the Lord have their strength renewed when they see the culmination of answered prayers and open doors that only He could provide.

The eagle depicts the strength that comes from the Lord. How interesting to note that our country’s symbol is an eagle. Our strength as a nation comes from Him, and when we reject Him, we lose that strength. We can be those that wait upon God and have our strength renewed as the eagle. Now is the time to pray for the strength of our nation to be renewed and that those who belong to God will turn to Him in prayer. Like eagles, we need to soar higher in prayer and cover our city, our state, and our nation so the strength we have enjoyed is not diminished, allowing the enemy to overcome.

May you be strengthened in the Lord’s great love for you today. May you run and not grow weary. May you be renewed by answered prayer, and may you find strength to help someone else become strong, too.

Have a blessed day!

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