She Will Not Fall!
When a mother eagle builds her nest she starts with thorns, broken branches, sharp rocks, and a number of other items. Then she lines the nest with a thick padding of wool and feathers, making it soft and comfortable for her baby eaglets.
By the time the growing eaglets reach flying age, the comfort of the nest make them quite reluctant to leave.That’s when the mother eagle begins “stirring up the nest.”
Then she strategically begins removing the wool and feathers until nothing is left except the thorny branches. As the eaglets look on, they are wondering, “What is mother eagle doing?
Is she taking away our little cozy home?”
“Children you might not like what I’m doing, but it’s for your own good.” Then the mother eagle flies around and around, to show them how to fly.Then she flies back to what is left of the nest where the baby eaglets are huddled together.“Today we are going to fly!”
As the first eaglet nears the edge, she is terrified. Then in one leap of faith, she goes over the edge and starts to fall. But before she hit the bottom, the mother eagle swoops down and catches the eaglet on her back.
My friend, you may not like what God is doing in your life right now, but He knows what is best for you. He’s calling you to soar above your present situation.
Are you afraid to take a leap of faith, like the baby eaglets? Remember, faith is knowing who will catch you if you fall.
And yet you must remember that God is all around you, He’s within you and He’s holding you up. And when you are moved out of your comfortable place it is all in preparation for new things that He is bringing your way.
“God is within her, she will not fall. He will help her at break of dawn” (Psalm 46:5).
Carolyn Crow is a contributing writer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org