Thursday, October 25, 2018


In Isaiah 41:31, 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.”

“I need to rest, Grandfather. How far have we come?” Timmy dropped his back pack at his feet.

“Not far enough, but we can sit for a few minutes, catch our breath.” He looked out over the cliff. “A long way to the bottom, huh?”

“A long way,” Timmy echoed. “Will we sleep in a  cabin tonight?” Timmy voice was laced with hope.

“Absolutely. Okay, we’ve rested so let’s be on our way.” He picked up his pack, stood still. “See that eagle?” He pointed to the bald eagle riding the thermals. "He looks like he’s working but he’s not.”

“If he’s not working, why isn’t he falling out of the sky?”

“He’s learned the secret of waiting.” Timmy made a face.

“How can an eagle learn a secret? Who taught him?” He said, doubt in his voice.

“The Lord gave him the instinct to know how to glide. He uses the thermals to boost him up.”

“There’s no way I can do that.”

“But you rest in other ways. Take swimming for example. When you get tired of swimming, you flip on your back and float. You rest, let the water hold you up.”

“Never thought about it like that. Guess I take a lot for granted.” Grandfather agreed.

“God’s Word tells us when we are weary or feel faint, we need to wait on Him or to put it another way--rest in Him. He’ll give us His rest.”

“Sounds easy. Then why don’t we?” Timmy wanted to know.

“We think we have to trust in ourselves, our strength. But we get tired, sometimes quit.”

Timmy picked up his pack. “Let’s go. The rest was what I needed.” Grandfather grinned.

Kingdom Thinking. The Lord promises never to leave nor forsake me. He loves me with an everlasting love. His strength and love renews me. He offers the same to you. Won’t you come?