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On Eagles' Wings
11/8/2011

On Eagles' Wings

And Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, "Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel:  You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself." Exodus 19:3-4 (NKJV)

I love the image given to us by God here in Exodus 19:3-4 for the care of His children.  It is a picture of an eagle bringing us to Him upon it's wings.  This image was given to show how God had safely delivered Israel out of harms way; protecting them, caring and providing for them.  

This image of an eagle is a captivating one because it signifies the great strength, love, compassion, protection and care given by this majestic bird to it's children.  As we look at the relationship between and eagle and it's young we can see more similarities of how God cares for us as His children.  

In the beginning the young eaglets are provided with the basic nourishment as their food is dropped off right there in the nest.  It is the same for us in the infancy of our Christian walk as God gives us the nourishment through His Word.  

Soon it is time for the baby bird to leave the nest and learn to fly.  It will be a lesson of faith and an exercise in strength as the mother picks up her young in her mouth and sets out in flight.  Once airborne she releases her baby and allows it to fall helplessly.  But just before the baby makes impact with the ground mom rescues it as she swoops down and catches her baby.  She will continue to do this many times until the baby finally struggles to fly.  Soon the process is complete and the little one is able to fly on its own.  

We can see the similarities in our own walk as we learn to grow in our abilities and continue to be strengthened in our Christian walk.  At one point we were very content in our new relationship with God and life was great.  Then suddenly we can find ourselves in a den of lions flailing around helplessly.  But our Heavenly Father never left us (Heb. 13:5) and He is there to catch us before it is too late.  Over the course of time we eventually begin to apply what we know to be right in accordance with His Word and soon we are walking in faith, being strengthened by the very things we feared and fought with.

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 2 Timothy 4:17 (NKJV)

I want to encourage you today to remember this truth, no matter what you are facing, God is with you and He loves you so much.  He will only do what is best and He will use everything you are going through for good.  Choose to keep your mind fixed upon Him and trust Him in everything (Isa. 26:3).  We do not have to fear anything but instead we can have confidence today knowing we will be delivered on the eagles' wings and be brought to our Father.  

STUDY QUESTION: According to 2 Timothy 4:17, what can we learn from Paul's statement to Timothy about God's goal for his life and the tough trials he endured?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Is there something the enemy is tempting you to fear in your future?

APPLICATION: Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus and continue to trust in His love for you.  As you do you will be given a perfect peace and the fear will go away.

Father, thank You for Your faithfulness to me.  Thank You for continuing to teach me through Your Word.  Help me today to see and understand all You have for me to learn.  In Jesus' precious name, amen...

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott


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