Over the past few months we have begun looking at how being a Christian has many parallels to a powerful, graceful eagle. We have explored how they are master fliers, master fishermen and how they fly alone. Today, I am going to explore how they live on higher ground. They live high in trees where they can spot their prey in the lakes and rivers. They build their giant family nest up in the high branches of the tree nearest to heaven. They look down and around from their perch. When I think about being that high in the sky, I think about the time I went parasailing in Hawaii. At first, taking off from the back of the boat and lifting high into the air left my stomach queasy. Then, all of a sudden, as things settled down, I was able to realize how quiet and peaceful it is up and away from the chaos of the world.
I’ve described my life to the other women on the commission as being more of a hummingbird than a soaring eagle. I flap my wings as fast as possible to keep up with all the expectations of the day. I flutter quickly from when I rise in the morning until my head hits the pillow in exhaustion. I try to figure out what I need to take out of my schedule. I can’t find areas of “unimportant” time as I have often been told to do. Work, kids, gym, home and food. It’s my life. Then, my best friend shared with me that maybe, just maybe, it’s not about controlling the schedule; maybe it’s more about finding peace within the crazy. Spending time with God to rest the soul, to sit and rest above the chaos below. To spend some time above the fray, before heading out of the nest and into the day. It’s about praying in the car, or seeing how God is working in the conversations with the kids between here and there. It’s about spending time on higher ground with the Lord during the busy schedule and letting Him bring peace and calm to the hectic, busy life.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renewtheir strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.
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