The Eagle’s Egg
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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.”
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
Recently I read a story about a farmer who found an abandoned eagle’s nest and in it was an egg still warm. He took the egg back to his farm and laid it in the nest of one of his hens. The egg hatched and the baby eagle grew up along with the other chickens. It pecked about the farmyard, scrabbling for grain. It spent its life within the chicken yard. When it was very old, one day it lifted up its head and saw above it a wonderful sight—an eagle soaring high above in the sky. Looking at it, the old creature sighed and said to itself, “If only I’d been born an eagle.”
Think about that a moment. We ARE all Children of God, born to be that eagle, to soar above our troubles on the wings of the Spirit, in the Power of God’s Love. Are we always yearning for what we have not, wishing we were who we are not? Use the gifts that you have to soar above the worries of this life and to accomplish great things in and for the Lord.
Father in Heaven, in this life we may grow weary and stumble and fall, but we are born to soar in our spirit with you on the wings of love. Keep us in your embrace.
Study by Nancy Silcox
Worldwide Church of God Watford
St. Peter’s Church
61 Westfield Avenue
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