“But those who hope 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.” — Isaiah 40:31
Eagles spread their wings wide and fly 10,000 feet or more in the air. They look down at many mountains. Rabbits and other little animals tremble when they see an eagle soar way up above the clouds. Eagles inspire us with their beauty, long life and unique abilities. Though we can’t fly high like eagles, many people yearn to drive or hike up mountains for quiet moments and move closer to God.
Moses met with God on a mountain at the burning bush. On Mount Horeb, God spoke to Moses. “When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’ And Moses said, ‘Here I am.’ ‘Do not come any closer,’ God said. ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground'” (Exodus 3:4-5). As he stood in God’s presence, Moses knew that neither mountains nor eagles reach as high as God.
In a similar way, we should realize that God is far greater than us. We need God’s wisdom and power as we live from day to day. “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom … but those who hope 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” (Isaiah 40:28, 31).
If we learn to live focused on Heaven, we focus on Jesus and press forward with confidence. “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14).
— Bill Kent, Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, Sylvania, Georgia
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