This title comes from the Sermon that was preached this morning in Church. You will soar again. I started to think about an Eagle and what it goes through when it learns to fly.
So I did some research this afternoon.
Baby eagles begin learning to fly–a process referred to as fledging– when they are only two to three months old though eagles who don’t share a nest with other litter mates can start learning earlier. Usually, this process takes a couple of months. During the learning process, many of the Eagles fall to the ground, and some are hurt and even die. Eagle parents will often continue to feed and care for baby eagles that have dropped to the ground until the babies learn. By four to six months, all young eagles should be flying unsupervised. While the Eagles will stay close to the nest while they are learning to fly, once they’ve mastered the process, they will travel far and wide, and most won’t remain near the area of their birth.
This was fascinating to me as it is with our walk with God. There may be times in our life where God is wanting us to go higher in him but we look out over the edge of where we are, and it looks so scary, but God will keep nudging us until we are pushed off the edge, and we have to have our wings and learn to fly and there are times where we will fall and get hurt, but we have people surrounding us that will help us get back on our feet. We will at times in our lives have to go through the same test over and over and over until we have mastered the process and once we have learned the process we can soar High, far and wide and not go back to that testing period again that we have passed.
Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks?
The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, the eagle sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.
We need to look at what an eagle does when a storm is coming. While the storms of life are raging around us we can soar above our storms, no we will not escape the storms, but we can use the winds to be lifted Higher and Higher. We need to look to Jesus so that he can set our wings so that the winds of the storm will lift us above the storm.
Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to a Minister and enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith.