By Cherry Moriones- Doromal
LEARNING FROM AN EAGLE IN PAIN
Did you know that the eagle goes through a painful, depressing phase called the molting process? At this point, calcium deposits accumulate on the eagle's nails and beak with the eagle’s feathers falling out. It is during this period that the originally robust eagle begins to walk like a turkey that it cannot hold its head up.
Imagine a majestic eagle who, at this time, has no strength to fly, has no vision (blind), cannot hunt for food, and regresses into the valley. Miserable, isn’t it?
Amazingly, however, it is also in this period that the other eagles which have already gone successfully through the molting process will help the weak eagle to regain its strength. The strong eagles will fly above the valley to drop fresh food for the recuperating fellow eagle.
Not all eagles are successful. Those who do not get help from other eagles will eventually die in the valley. But as to those who recover their strength, they will climb the mountain in which they were raised, where they will then fly on the rock, and beat the calcium deposits off their beaks and talons. Although, this is a very painful experience that eagles have to go through, after this agony, the eagle will soar again with greater strength, and will be even more majestic than ever before!
As eagle Christians, we are not exempt from going through the valley of troubles. And so:
- We should not fear.
Learn from King David when he said : ”Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." (Psalms 23:4)
- We have to strengthen one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 says :"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
- Ultimately, all of us draw our strength from our God through the Lord Jesus our “Rock”.
Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
1 Corinthians 10: 4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
Exodus 33:21 Then the LORD said, "There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.
Exodus 19:4 You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself.
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