The eagle has the longest life-span among birds.  It can live up to 70 years.  But, to reach this age, the eagle must make a hard decision.  In its 40’s, its long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey which serves as food.  Its’ long and sharp beak becomes bent.  Its’ old, aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, become stuck to its’ chest and make it difficult to fly.  Then, the eagle is left with only two options: die or go through a painful process of change which lasts 150 days.  

  The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountain top and sit on its’ nest. There the eagle knocks its’ beak against a rock until it plucks it out.  After plucking it out, the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back and then it will pluck out its’ talons.  When its’ new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking its’ old, aged feathers.  And after five months, the eagle takes its’ famous flight of rebirth and lives for 30 more years.

Why is change needed?
  Many times, in order to survive, we have to start a change process. We sometimes need to get rid of old memories, habits and other past traditions.
Only freed from past burdens, can we take advantage of the present. 

NOTE: The above article was selected from an e-mail sent to me.  I found out that it is NOT factual at all.    This according to Snoops.  Still, it is a beautiful story, isn’t it?  I wanted to believe it.  In fact, I had copied it to send out as a devotional before I checked the authenticity of the information.  I would have passed on misinformation.
What about people who tell us things that the Bible says, which sound good, but when we check it with the authority, God’s Word, it is not true?  We need to be very careful and check what we are told by the plumb line of truth, the Bible.  Just because it is in print or someone says it, does not make it so…

I only know that God speaks of the Eagle in Scripture.  Some of this truth are these:  :

Exodus 19:4  “You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.”

Psalm 103:5  “Who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

Isaiah 40:31   “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.” 

  God wants us to spread our wings and soar with eagles.

3 Responses to “SOAR LIKE EAGLES”

  1. We do have to be so careful in today’s world, to know the Bible and truth. It is so easy to be deceived and there are so many “preachers” out there who are not preaching the truth. We must pray to be wise and discerning and know what God says.

    Missed you and Joann this morning.

  2. I am too trusting of people because I think no one would write an untruth. As a result I have had a few people who have told me that an email I sent was not factual. That is the way the devil works to deceive people.It is his job to temp people with lies. People are deceived in every walk of life including the Holy Bible. Thus preachers are deceived into believing false doctrines because some one who was esteemed taught it as truth. One minister I know explained baptism to mean something other than what the Scriptures said. Then others believed it because he was a preacher.

  3. Hi Max, I always love to hear this story about Eagles. They are such a magnificent bird and fly and soar so Regal. I would love to soar on their back. That would put me very, very close to our Lord. Thanks

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