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Rainy Days – Why Would an Eagle Do That?

Mother EagleKey Bible Verse:  You yourselves have seen … how I carried you on eagle’s wings and brought you to myself. Exodus 19:4

Bonus Reading Deuteronomy 32:9-12

An eagle builds its nest on a cliff, hatches its young and feeds them.  But eventually she puts her head up against one and pushes gently.  The eaglet gets closer to the edge. “Mom, what are you doing?”  It says, “You wouldn’t!”

But she does.  That little bird goes flapping down the face of the cliff, surely to its destruction.

Not so!  In one mighty swoop she catches the little one on her wings and brings it up.  She pushes the little ones out of the nest over and over.

Later she picks feathers and leaves from the nest and casts them overboard.  She takes the great sticks with her beak and snaps them in two.  Is she breaking up housekeeping because she doesn’t like her children any more?

No, she understands something they don’t.  They were made to soar.  She destroys the nest to get them to discover who they are and what they can do.

Have you ever had things together and comfortable and suddenly you’re pushed out of the nest?  God intends to mature you.  You’ll be falling, thinking this is the end, God has abandoned you.  It isn’t the end because underneath are those everlasting arms.

– —Terry Fullam, Florida pastor

Personal Challenge:  Memorize one of the key verses from this week, or post it near you at work.  Pray for God to build your hope.

Thought to Apply:  The only way to learn strong faith is to endure great trials.  – George Mueller (British Orphanage Founder, 19th Cetuary


Prayer:  Lord, give me a goal big enough to be worthy of You, and love strong enough to stick with it.

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