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On Wings Like Eagles

I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. And once I was on a ship in Alaska, and we were sitting on the back deck when all of a suddenthis great eagle came out of nowhere and he kinda hang-glided right above us. He wasn’t going anywhere, but, then again, he was. Because at the same time, he was soaringand yet waiting right above us. And you know, sometimes we are like that eagle. It may look like we’re not going anywhere, but we are. Isaiah chapter 40 says “Those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles, theyll run and not get tired, theyll walk and not become weary.” You know, most of us think of “waiting on God” as something passive, but, waiting on God is active, it’s confident trusting.

So today, mount up on eagle’s wings, and soar and circle and wait, on the updraft of God’s grace… because all the while, you’ll be moving forward with the Lord.


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