Saturday, December 7, 2013

Soaring High Like Eagles

By Hazel Holland

As I painted this impressionistic watercolor of birds flying high above the clouds I was reminded of the following verse of Scripture:

"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" Isaiah 40:31

These impressionistic birds that are soaring high above the clouds remind me of how eagles are  the only birds that fly directly into a thunderstorm.  Other birds fly away seeking refuge and shelter in the safety of a barn or their nest.  But not so with eagles.  They fly directly into the thunderclouds where the updrafts from the turbulent winds cause them to soar to great heights, leaving behind the distractions and harassment of the storm.

In a similar way, when the storms of life come upon us, we can rise above them, too.  As we wait upon the Lord, and seek His will, the Spirit of God will carry us above the storms so that they do not distract us or overcome us.  By the power of the Spirit, God will enable us to ride the winds of the storms that bring disappointment and adversity in our lives.  Like eagles, we may soar to greater heights... far above the distractions and harassment of the storms of life... by the power of the Spirit.♥

To see a larger copy of this art print click here.