Bald eagles fascinate me. They’re the picture of strength and majesty, rising on the wind and circling overhead with their wings outspread.
When we lived on Quadra Island, I saw bald eagles on a routine basis. One made its home in a snag near the ferry landing. I recall sitting in the ferry lineup and watching it soar and hearing its familiar cry. Its strength and beauty captivated me.
I’m no longer living on Quadra, but I still enjoy the privilege of seeing bald eagles in my city. Two live in a tall tree several hundred meters from my home. Every so often they fly past my office window. The sight causes me to stop whatever I’m doing and watch them.
Deuteronomy 33:26, 27 says– “There is no one like the God of Israel. He rides across the heavens to help you, across the skies in majestic splendor. The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you.” I read these words and immediately think of the bald eagle soaring, circling, and diving. And then I visualize God—soaring like that eagle across the heavens to rescue me when I call on Him for help.
Can you picture that with me? Imagine! God rides across the heavens to help us. He rushes across the skies in majestic splendor to rescue us. He sees us from afar, and He rides the wind to save us. He swoops underneath us and catches us on His wings to save us from a freefall.
Do you need His help today? Call on Him, and thank Him in advance for answering you. Here’s what you can say: “Father, I praise You because there is no other God like You. You ride across the heavens to help me. You soar across the skies in majestic splendor. You are my refuge. Your everlasting arms are underneath me. I will trust in You and not be afraid. Thank You, God. Thank You.”
I’ve told you how these Scripture verses conjure images of the bald eagle for me. What visual image do these verses bring to your mind?
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