Eagles and Storms

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles…” (Isaiah 40:31)

The Golden Eagle in the Mediterranean referenced in the Bible likes to build its nest at least ten thousand feet above sea leve, preferably in a Craig near the top of a cliff.  From that elevation the eagle can see a storm approaching while the storm is still far off.  With great patience the eagle waits until the winds of that storm reach a very high velocity and engulf the eagle and its nest.  The eagle then leaps fifteen feet from its nest directly into the adverse wind of that storm.  This adverse wind gives the eagle the lift and aerodynamics it needs to soar over that storm.

When the prophet Isaiah exhorts the people of God to mount up with wings as eagles do, he is referring to this storm strategy of the eagle.  When a storm comes into our life, our reflex response should not always be to ask God to deliver us from the storm.  We should consider applying this exhortation of Isaiah.  We can wait on the Lord until He shows us it is the right time.  Then we can leap into the adverse winds of that storm and find in them the spiritual aerodynamics to soar over that storm.

When the Church was born at Pentecost the great miracle happened after the apostles had waited on the Lord for forty days.  The apostles found miraculous spiritual aerodynamics by moving out against severe persecution, obeying the Great Commission,and making disciples for Jesus Christ.

When God permits or directs a storm into your life and mine, are we willing to wait on the Lord until He gives us the power to soar over that storm?

3 Responses to Eagles and Storms

  1. Nancy Davis says:

    Dick;
    We have loved this verse for years but had no inkling about its literal meaning. It was “our” verse when my husband had cancer and my verse for praying peace and comfort into the lives of our loved ones. Thank you for this new perspective. As I meditate on the description you gave us of how the eagle prepares for and responds to the storm, I am reminded of how those who serve us by putting their lives in harms way (soldiers, first responders, police, firemen etc.) must prepare and trust in God’s grace when they “leap” into the “storm.” It does seem to be a wonderful illustration of faith–that we must trust God before we can “fly.”
    Thank you so much for the example you give us by persisting and soaring in your faith.
    nancy

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  3. […] Eagles and Storms “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles…” (Isaiah 40:31) The Golden Eagle in the Mediterranean likes to build its nest at least ten thousand feet above sea leve, preferably in a Crag near the top of a cliff. From that elevation the eagle can see a storm approaching while the storm is still far off. With great patience the eagle waits until the winds of that storm reach a very high velocity and engulf the eagle and its nest. The eagle then leaps fifteen feet from its nest directly into the adverse wind of that storm. This adverse wind gives the eagle the lift and aerodynamics it needs to soar over that storm. When the prophet Isaiah exhorts the people of God to mount up with wings as eagles do,he is referring to this storm strategy of the eagle. When a storm comes into our life, our reflex response should not always be to ask God to deliver us from the storm. We should consider applying this exhortation of Isaiah. We can wait on the Lord until He shows us it is the right time. Then we can leap into the adverse winds of that storm and find in them the spiritual aerodynamics to soar over that storm. When the Church was born at Pentecost the great miracle happened after the apostles had waited on the Lord for forty days. The apostles found miraculous spiritual aerodynamics by moving out against severe persecution, obeying the Great Commission,and making disciples for Jesus Christ. When God permits or directs a storm into your life and mine, are we willing to wait on the Lord until He gives us the power to soar over that storm? […]

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