A bald eagle glides over the Susquehanna River looking for a meal. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun)
Christian Books – Donna Louis -The Eagle. Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. – Psalm 103:1-5. Christian Books – Donna Louis – The Eagle.
When eagles come to mind, people commonly imagine some enormous hunter soaring above wide-open spaces on outsized wings. What makes this bird so important and symbolic to humanity is its characteristics. Christian Books – Donna Louis – The Eagle.
Eagles have tremendous vision – Their eyes are specially designed for long distance focus and clarity. They can spot another eagle soaring from 50 miles away. Successful people have vision. “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him” – John F. Kennedy. Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. – Proverbs 29:18. Christian Books – Donna Louis – The Eagle.
Eagles are fearless – An eagle will never surrender to the size or strength of its prey. It will always give a fight to win its prey or regain its territory. Successful people are fearless. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela. If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. – Proverbs 24:10. Christian Books – donna Louis – The Eagle.
Eagles are aggressive – Eagles are known for their aggression. Eagles are the only birds that love the storm. When all other birds try to flee from the storm and hide its fierceness, eagles fly into it and will use the wind of the storm to rise higher in a matter of seconds. People rise to greater heights when they take up challenges head on without running away from them. Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. – Proverbs 20:13. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. – Ephesians 6:11. Christian Books – Donna Louis – The Eagle.
Eagles know patience and when to get silent – The eagle has the longest life-span of its species. It can live up to 70 years. But to reach this age, the eagle must make a hard decision. In its 40′s its long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey which serves as food. Its long and sharp beak becomes bent. Its old-aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, become stuck to its chest and make it difficult to fly. Then, the eagle is left with only two options: die or go through a painful process of change which lasts 150 days. The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountaintop and sit on its nest. There the eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out. After plucking it out, the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back and then it will pluck out its talons. When its new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking its old-aged feathers. And after five months, the eagle takes its famous flight of rebirth and lives for 30 more years. “You can learn more from silence than all the voices in the world.” – Madame Guyon. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. – Hebrews 10:36. Christian Books – Donna Louis – The Eagle.
These are just some of the characteristics of an eagle. So should we pattern the characteristics of an eagle? But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31
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