Need A Do Over?

 

ImageIt is amazing to watch Eagles build their nest and lay their eggs! I have watched them for several years via computer. The young eaglets are born with their mouths open and squawking for food. The parents take turns sitting on the nest, bringing food. Sometimes it is a sight you would rather not see, if your stomach were weak. I have watched them use their mighty beaks and claws to rip apart small animals for their babies. The eagle has a long life span, with one in captivity living for 48 years. The eagle has the unique ability of renewing itself and that is what I want to talk about. As the eagle ages, is sick or wounded, it will fly to the highest place it can and begin the process of plucking out it’s feathers, there are seven thousand of them, until he is a bloody mess. He beats his beak against a rock to trim it down, and his talons get the same treatment. He then stays in the sun and begins the process of being renewed. When the feathers grow back in and the beak and talons, which are made of keratin like our own hair and nails, grow back, he is again the mighty hunter that he was in his youth. Psalm 103:5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagles. The Bald Eagle is our nation’s symbol of strength and valor, and as the eagle goes through a process of healing and renewing, it is time for our country to take a lesson and do the same. How can we accomplish that? By remaining the Christian nation that our forefathers came to this land to build! 2 Chronicles 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. We must stand strong in the unity of prayer if we are to keep the blessings of God on this nation. On a personal level, the eagle teaches us that we are never too old to start over. 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. That is our promise, we can be renewed, and not only can we walk, and we can run and not be weary! I imagine if the eagle looked at himself in the mirror as he was resting on the rock, stripped of his feathers and waiting for them to return, he might be discouraged at his image and decide to never try to fly again, let alone try to hunt. So what’s going on with you? Are you tired, discouraged, stripped of your glory? Hebrews 12:1-2 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Know that the saints that have gone before you are rooting you on and want you to succeed! Rest in the “Sun” while you are healing and be renewed! Be Blessed!

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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4 Responses to Need A Do Over?

  1. Takbr says:

    Reblogged this on Takbr.

  2. harolene says:

    Thank you Takbr for taking the time and feeling it important enough to do so! Harolene

  3. mlanestudio says:

    Loved it all! Never knew what Scriptures meant about the eagles. Thanks! Gives one hope and faith to go on always. I love to watch birds anyway. They are so interesting. When it rains they take advantage and give themselves a bath. Or to wach a flock of birds run after a farmer plowing his field, looking for those worms and bugs. Lovely, God bless you and have a good day, Margaret

    • harolene says:

      I am glad you liked it! I have watched through about three cycles of the eagles as they make their nest, lay their eggs and then wait… then to see the babies emerge and finally take their flight from the nest The first time I saw it happened I cried as if they were my own knowing I would never see them again! I feel I need a Do Over myself! Your depfeathered friend! Harolene

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