My wife shared this with me and some of our church brethren this morning and I thought I’d share it here:
In his book, “The Song of the Bird” Tony di Mello tells the following story:
A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eagles hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them.
All his life the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chick. He scratched the earth for worms and insects. He clucked and cackled. And he would thrash his wings and fly a few feet from the air.
Years passed and the eagle grew very old. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky. It glided in graceful majesty among the powerful wind currents, with scarcely a beat of its strong golden wings. The eagle looked up in awe. “Who’s that?” he asked.
“That’s the eagle, the king of the birds,” said his neighbour. “He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth – we are chickens.”
So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.
Question (from the devotional): in what areas of your life might you be living as a chicken when God, in reality, has made you an eagle?
My dear brothers and sisters, we are living in a world system that is ebbing ever closer to the return of our Lord Jesus and doesn’t know it. Coronavirus is just another birth-pang closer (Matthew 24:3-8, key verse 8).
The world needs us to stand up, walk, fight (Ephesians 6:10-18) and be the Godly presence that Jesus died on the cross for us to be. Raise your head child of God, you are called to SOAR!!!
31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power;Isaiah 40:31
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];
They will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired
This song exemplifies the spirit of soaring & fighting the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12):
Satan is frightened that you will realise who you really are and like the Gulliver did in the classic tales, rise up and soar:
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us]Romans 8:37
May God bless you,
‘But test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.’
1 Thessalonians 5:21 (New Living Translation)