Eagles are one of the most amazing predatory birds known to man. They have reportedly been seen by hang gliders, in AZ, flying at nearly 20,000 ft. In the air, they also can easily reach speeds in excess of 75mph. But what’s even more amazing is the way they respond to the environment around them. Eagles are not afraid of storms. In fact, when storms are approaching eagles get excited. They love to play in the updrafts and use the storm to push them to higher altitudes. When they reach these high altitudes, they will begin to fly, in the calm air, high above the storm. No other bird can fly at the altitude that an eagle can. Because of this, the only other birds that they fly with are other eagles. Their eyesight is so stunningly accurate that they can spot prey from over 3 miles away. When they have sighted their prey, they won’t take their eyes off of it until they have reached their target. With that said, there are some simple lessons we learn from these amazing animals. First, use the storms of life to push you higher. Second, if you look around and see pigeons, you’re probably not flying to the height of your potential. Thirdly, once God gives you a target, stay on track and don’t let anything distract you. As the verse says, the strength of the eagle’s wings is given to those who patiently wait on the Lord – Pastor Brad Brandon.
Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”