Thursday, August 9, 2018


In Isaiah 40:31, we read: “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

“Grandfather, look.” Gliding on the thermals, a bald eagle soared.

“An amazing bird, Timmy. How’d you like to fly like that?”

“I wish! Just think how far you could see.” They watched the eagle dive to the lake. He hovered, plucked a fish with its talons, ascended into the sky, the fish flapping.

“Probably taking a meal to his young in the nest. He watches over fledglings. Makes sure they’re provided for.”

“Do the young look like the parent?”

“They’re dark brown but mottled, don’t have the coloring of the parent for about five years.” He turned to his grandson. “You have characteristics of your parents and me now,” Grandfather chuckled. “But when you’re an adult, you’ll mature, have the traits of a grown man.”

“Sort of like the Bible verse, huh?”

“Like the eagle, the Lord watches over us. He feeds us His Word to nourish us. When we get tired, He swoops down, lifts us up.”

“When did He do that for me? I would have remembered.” Timmy tilted his head.

“Most times, we don’t acknowledge Him. He works through those around us. Sometimes in the most unexpected places, He provides for our needs. Want to know why?” Timmy nodded.

“Because He loves you and me more than we can imagine. He asks us to wait on Him so He can renew our strength.”

Kingdom Thinking. The Lord Jesus provides for me. He is my strength. He loves me with an everlasting love and He promises never to leave nor forsake me. Would you like to be lifted up today? Call on Him.