This is our last installment of our SOAR series. The article by Michael Bradley, “Traits of the Eagle and How It Pertains to Our Christian Walk,” has helped inspire us to learn to SOAR throughout the year. Many of the creatures God has created have color patterns that blend in with their natural surroundings to protect them from other predators, but not eagles.
The American bald eagle has dark skin with a white colored head. As a result of this contrasting color pattern, they can easily be seen from quite a distance.
The dark skin of the eagle may be symbolic of our skin tones and the white color of the head and face of the eagle line up with the presence and power of the Lord Jesus Christ living in us. (Taken from: Traits of the Eagle and How It Pertains To Our Christian Walk by: Michael Bradley)
People who are walking with the Lord should be very noticeable from a distance. You can "see" the joy and light of God shining from them. We want those we meet every day to want to know what we have in our lives, shining through our faces and actions.
"Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart." Psalm 97:11.
Does this mean that everything will be perfect in our lives? No. We are imperfect people living in an imperfect world. It does not mean we will not have trials and difficulties in life, times when we feel we are all alone, feeling overwhelmed or unloved, trying to carry our burdens alone. We are all going through an exceedingly difficult time right now, learning a "new" normal in this crazy world of COVID-19.
What it does mean, is that we can rest in the safety of God's loving arms. He is faithful, full of grace and love, and will carry us through. Jesus has said that He is our light, and that once we have His light shining though us, we need to wear it proudly as part of the family of God.
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16