Nugget for May 21, 2018
Isaiah 40:31 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.
Eagles are to the sky what the lion is to the jungle. Eagles were born to fly even though they must be taught by their parents.
Facts about eagles
- The Bible mentions eagles 31 times.
- The life span of an eagle is the same as a man, 60- 80 years of age.
- His wing span is 7 to 8 feet.
- He weighs from 11-14 and can lift twice his body weight.
- The talents of an eagle (claws) are about the size of a man’s hand.
- He has approx. 7,100 feathers
- He eats 10% of his body weight per day.
- Eagles are majestic, strong, courageous, and monogamous.
- Their average cruising speed is 30-35 mph
- But in full dive can get up to 202 mph
- They are born to fly but they just don’t know it.
- Eagles are monogamous and will live out their life with the same mate.
- When they choose their mate, they will meet in mid-air and join talents to dance a type of dance declaring themselves to each other. (Sounds like Jesus meeting the Bride of Christ.)
The day comes when the mother eagle lures the eagle on to her back and instead of walking onto the ledge, this time she lunges off the cliff and begins to soar. The father eagle flies nearby as if to say son, why don’t you let go of your mother and do what you were born to do, fly. In yet another attempt to teach her son, she will fly immediately toward the sun. The eagle has been equipped with three eyelids. Two go up and down and one goes from side to side. The third one screens out the rays of the sun. This is for whenever a predator bird is chasing the eagle, the eagle will fly immediately into the sun and it will blind the predator bird. When the mother eagle is flying toward the sun, she flips upside down on her back with her talents straight up causing the young eagle to fall. Perhaps by this time the eagle has soared to 7,000 feet. The young eagle screeches as if to say, why did you do that, can’t you see I am falling. The Father eagle is also soaring overhead watching the decent with pinpoint accuracy. He is chanting at the younger eagle as if to say, just spread your wings and you can save yourself. He gives the young eagle as much time as he can to try and fly but just before he hits the rocks below after his 7,000 feet tumble, the father eagle comes sweeping down at about 202 mph and swoops under the young eagle, catching him and takes him back to the safety of the rock. That young eagle didn’t realize that his father could fly faster than he could fall. This renews the young eagle’s confidence and with the promise that his father will always catch him, he meets the challenge with assurance, spreads his wings and does what he was born to do- fly!