The journey of life has been dealing all kinds of wicked cards these days. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. I’ve seen people angry at each other. A nation angry at itself. Tough times. Disappointments. Loss. Things can look pretty dismal.
I've been out for morning runs nearing my home and often look upward to the sky. There above me was an eagle flying high above the trees. At first he appeared to dive downward as if to come closer to earth. He would begin his decent, scan this earth as if to consider to himself, “No, this is not where I’m supposed to be,” and take once more to the skies above. I thought how free that bird appeared. At peace, above the circumstances of this world that can bring it down.
Yes, we still must exist in this world. But the Bible speaks of being in the world, not of it. We can be like that eagle if we choose. To fly high above our circumstances and not allow them to make us fall. To drift along in God's air of mercy and grace, free, at peace.
Is life getting you down? Look to the eagle and fly above your situation, your troubles, even life itself which is fleeting. Look to a bright New Year with new expectations.
…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. Is 40:31 NIV