«Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high?» (Job 3927, NIV).
The name of one of the high schools I attended was » Liberty Eagles. » The truth is I had never seen an eagle and didn’t really identify myself with it, but when I saw one for the first time at a zoo, I was very impressed. It had such a noble, serene bearing. This bird has always been used as a symbol of strength, power, beauty, majesty and victory. There are eagles of all kinds, sizes, and colors throughout the world, but a characteristic that they all share is the fact that they always return to their nest. Biologists confirm that eagles use various air currents to improve their flight and reach their destination. They use the force of those gusts to gain greater momentum to fly faster. Something that could knock other birds down actually helps eagles.
The Creator granted them a survival instinct that leads them to go in search of food or to reproduce and build their nest on high, far from the reach of other animals and dangers.
We can be sure that if He bestowed those characteristics on them, God will also give us the ability to imitate some of their traits.
Gusts that come up unexpectedly may be part of God ‘s will to take us to our destination with greater strength and speed.
«The Christian always has a strong helper in the Lord. The way of the Lord’s helping we may not know; but this we do know: He will never fail those who put their trust in Him. Could Christians realize how many times the Lord has ordered their way, that the purposes of the enemy concerning them might not be accomplished, they would not stumble along complainingly. Their faith would be stayed on God, and no trial would have power to move them. . . . God has a purpose in sending trial to His children. He never leads them otherwise than they would choose to be led if they could see the end from the beginning, and discern the glory of the purpose that they are fulfilling» (Prophets and Kings, ch. 46, pp. 576, 578).
May we seek to set our eyes on the things above and our «nest» on high, because it’s within our nature to return to our original home.