Nurturing in an eagles nest | Runnymede Christian Fellowship

May 08, 2022 Dave Food

Nurturing in an eagles nest

Nurturing in an eagles nest

Designed for soaring

"Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. 30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 31 but they who wait for 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."  


Isaiah 40:28-31


Eagles Are Master Fliers:


Eagles are master fliers because they have learned to fly on strong wind thermals. They can fly to heights that no other bird can. They can fly as high as aeroplanes!  Their ability and skill to ride on these strong wind thermals and fly high is amazing!! In the same way, we Christians must learn through God’s Word how to be master fliers daily. Just as eagles depend on these strong winds to lift them to heights that no other bird can reach, so we Christians must diligently seek after God through His Word so that He may take us to heights that we may have never dreamed possible.  Just think how much abundant fruit we could produce and the works that we may accomplish for the Lord if we just study His Word, allowing that same Word to lead our steps unto righteousness daily! But we must be humble and willing to be taught by God about how to walk in righteousness. The Word of God is powerful and can fully equip us unto every good work that we may accomplish what God wants us to do.


Eagles Are Master Fisherman:


Eagles are also considered master fishermen, for they are very skilled in locking in on their prey and swooping down to catch them. Eagles can swoop down on the water to pick up fish with ease and accuracy. They are definitely masters at hunting down their prey. And just as eagles are master fishermen in how they catch their fish, Jesus has made us “fishers of men.” Jesus has commissioned us to make disciples of all the nations. God has commanded that we be fishermen of souls to save them and help them enter the gates of God’s kingdom.


Eagles Live on Higher Ground:


Eagles live on higher ground for the most part. As Christians, we live on higher ground because of who we are in Christ compared to the world lost in darkness. We are born-again children of the Most High God. We are now kings and priests of the Lord. We have the Word of God that helps us to walk in righteousness and holiness. And though we live in this world, we are not of this world, for we must keep ourselves separate from the corruption, lawlessness, pollution, vices, and sins of this world so God can commune with us and we with Him. We live on higher ground because of what Jesus did for us and because we have obeyed His Gospel.


The Nests of Eagles Are Built in the Wilderness:


The mother eagle builds her nest away from everything to raise her newborns in the wilderness when the eagles are first hatched. She does this to protect them from harm. In the same way, the Lord will sometimes build up His eagles in a wilderness type setting. For instance, Moses, who lived in the desert for 40 years before God called him out to complete the most incredible deliverance mission of all time.  David was in the wilderness caves for many years, possibly for 13-15 years, before he was called out by God to become the greatest king that Israel has ever had.  What about us Christians?  The Lord calls us to be set apart from the world, some kind of spiritual wilderness, to raise us up, and allow us to grow up, that we might be devoted to Him and serve Him. Often, in these wilderness type settings, our God helps us grow spiritually and helps us walk upright.