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Like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft. Deuteronomy 32: 11

The eagle is a majestic bird that has caught my awe since I was a little boy The admiration I have for this bird of prey inspired a desire to learn more about it.

One particular eagle behavior I find fascinating is the way they train their kids to fly. Mother eagle takes her baby up to the top of a cliff and just drops her. Fly or die it is. But one thing, Mama hovers around.

The baby screams, and mama yells.

Well, I don’t have to speak eagle before I know what they are saying to each other. I have been there and you have too! I guess the baby is screaming: Mama, are you crazy? You took me so high up in the sky to watch me fall. Hey, you gotta trust me kiddo, mama eagle screams back to the baby eagle. I might take you down but I’ll never let you down! You’ve got to learn to soar, baby.

And just before baby eagle drops to the ground, mama bears it on her wings again. And up again to skies, she carries her and the cycle continues until baby eagle learns to spread her wings and soar like Mama.

Maybe there were times in your life God stretched you so much that you wondered if He knew what He was doing with your life. I’d bet there are those seasons in your life you felt like that baby eagle on a free fall.

“There’s not an ingot of silver in heaven’s treasury which has not been in the furnace, not an atom of gold in the redeemer’s crown that has not been molten among the hottest coals…” C.H. Spurgeon.

It’s a must for every child of God to pass through the tests of life. But one thing that is certain in the midst of our trials is God’s presence. He never leaves. He stays in the fire with us as the shining one. He hovers around us like the mama eagle. Even though he takes us down, he never lets us down. He’s always there to take us up on His wings.

Are you afraid of falling? Are you unsure of how hard you’ll land? Remember, God will fly to your rescue, spread His arms beneath you and teach you something new.

There is no pit so deep that Jesus is not deeper still.