It has endured 233 years.
Because of its strength, longevity and majestic looks the
the Bald Eagle was chosen as its national emblem on June 20th, 1782.
The Bald Eagle represents freedom and is a symbol of our nation’s authority.
The eagle is a symbol of wisdom and bravery. Instead of seeking shelter in a storm an eagle avoids the storm by flying above it. The eagle has served as an inspiration to the people of our nation for over two centuries.
Is it any wonder the majestic eagle is mentioned in scripture?
Isaiah 40:31 “But those who hope (wait) 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.
Psalms 103:5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles.
Psalm 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
The eagle is also mentioned in Ezekiel, II Samuel, Job, Deuteronomy and Jeremiah.
We as Christians are born into the family of God. We are designed and given the tools to fly above the storms also. We are intended reign with God, to soar like an eagle and to be triumphant and victorious.
We do tend to forget that don’t we? We live in a fallen world and when you live in a fallen world you begin to act, speak and think like the world.
Stop feeding on what the world serves up. Tell yourself you are created in God’s image, you are God’s masterpiece and that you are the child of the one living God. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Live like it.
Soar above life’s storms as you are so equipped.
Like eagles we can soar above storms, we can fly and our strength we be renewed. God once reminded His people that He supported them like an eagle carries her babies on her wings. God can and does the same for you and I.
You have the power to rise above your storms. Take advantage of the winds of heaven to soar in freedom. God will provide escape and comfort until your storms pass.
Remember who you are in God’s sight, be encouraged, strengthened and walk in confidence……in Him.
……………………and so I ride