So as I was pondering about what to write about today, I saw this tract, like the caption above, on my desk that Marge Nosek had given me long ago. It reminded me of the eagle yesterday, so I thought I'd share the tract with you.
Yesterday, some friends came over to visit for a couple of hours. It was a great, fun time and a joy booster to me. As we sat out on the deck, someone noticed a bird circling in the air above us. Is it a hawk? No, it's an eagle! I didn't even know there were black eagles. I thought to myself of how God lifts us up on eagle's wings and I knew at that moment I was being lifted up in more ways than one.
I can relate to this poem pretty well. I've had many earthly things that I worked for taken away. I've never done without but instead been replaced with things I didn't have in mind. The second paragraph pretty much defines my life. Physical strength has transformed into spiritual strength. Less of me, more of Him. To resent it, would just dig a deeper hole. His will for us is often beyond our understanding but it is more important than our own will. Proverbs 16;9 ''In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.'' The last paragraph tells how we can reach the highest high with a grateful heart when we just give Him praise for where we are. 'Let Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.''