Tuesday, May 18, 2010

we shall soar on wings like egrets...

...but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles...
Yes, I am aware this is not an eagle. It is, instead, a great white egret. But, for some reason, this photograph keeps bringing to my mind the "soar on wings like eagles" verse. I think it's the beauty and majesty of the flight. Really... look at that great big gangly body, and yet, the bird lifts it gracefully and majestically from the earth and takes to the sky!
One would think it would require great effort (and, not being a big bird, I cannot be sure what effort is required to lift it from the ground!). Yet, the bird is doing what it was created to do. And in the verse above, God tells us that when we do what WE are created to do --to hope in and wait for the Lord -- we will have the strength of a bird in flight. We will have the sustaining power of the Wind (the Holy Spirit) beneath our wings to cause us to soar -- to lift us and carry us at great heights --like an eagle!
For He gives strength to the weary and power to the weak... that we may soar...
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
H
e will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
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.
~Isaiah 40:28-31
(photograph taken at Bolsa Chica wetlands, Bolsa Chica, CA)

10 comments:

  1. You're the third person within a week to bring this passage to me. It's such a rich one. Thank you.

    Good to see you, Sharilyn! :D

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  2. I appreciated your visit today ... and your photo and words. It's amazing how such a gangly bird can look so graceful.

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  3. Wow! You're back! Been really missing you! Love you!

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  4. thanks for all the love, my friends!! just pray i'll stick with it... i miss you all & miss being here!!! hugs to you all! :)

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  5. Sharilyn! It's so good to see you again. I think of you so often, anytime I see a heart-shaped anything. Your post today is beautiful.

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  6. You're back! With a powerful message! Love ya! This is definitely what I need now, inflated, tired and hesitant to move forward. I'm so going to draw all I need from Jesus, thanks for reminding me this day. Big hugs.

    Please blog again. =)

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  7. Hi! Nice to see you back with a new post! I've been wondering what happened to you.
    I love that scripture...can you hear it with a Texas twang? Do y'all not KNOW? Have y'all not HEARD? (and I want to insert..."Where y'all been all yer life?!?!?) lol
    Yep, let us hope in Him.

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  8. What a beautiful photo! Keep soaring!!

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