Wings Like Eagles
who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like
A woodcutter went to the mountains to cut firewood, he picked up an egg on the roadside, to take
home to his hen to see if it would hatch. His other chicks hatched however,
only the bird and the chicken were not the same. One day, as a scholar went
to the mountains to collect some specimens, he passed the Woodcutter’s home.
He saw the “chicken” with the other chickens pecking at the ground to eat the
grain. He said to the Woodcutter: "That's not a chicken, it’s an
eagle." So he took the little bird and lifted it up saying: "You
are an eagle, not chicken - fly!" But when he threw it in the air, it is
only fell lightly. The scholar, climbed onto the
roof, and then said to it: "You are an eagle, not chicken - fly!"
The bird just fanned its wings and fell. Finally, the scholar took it to a
cliff and said: "You are an eagle, not a chicken -fly!" That moment
the young eagle spread its wings and flew, really high to the sky.
The life of the eagle and a chicken is
completely different. The chicken walks on the ground and only sees things
close; when an eagle is in the sky, it can see very far and distant things.
An eagle’s eye is so sharp it can see from five miles away to spot a fish in
the river, and then dive down 100
mph to catch the prey. The eagle is the
only animal that can face the sun, when there’s sunlight, a thin film it will
naturally be pulled down over it’s eyes, so that it
can soar upward in flight. An eagle is very mindful of his/her home; usually
a pair of eagles will stay together for their whole life. An eagle’s nest is
the largest of all other birds, it not only is located in high places where
other animals cannot touch, its weight is often more
than one ton. The father and mother eagle will take turns incubating the
eggs, while the other will feed the chicks. When the chicks are five months
old, the mother eagle will teach the chicks to fly. If the chick refuses to
leave the nest, the mother eagle will demolish the nest, forcing the chicks
to learn. When the chicks fall, the mother eagle will catch them with her
wings, so that they do not fall to the ground.
The Christian life should be like the life
of an eagle. We must depart the attraction of the earth, soar with our wings.
Have a sharp eye to distinguish the authenticity of spiritual things. We
should also take care of our family, a husband and wife being single-minded
in raising their child, so that they also can soar on the wind. So, don’t be
like a chicken, pecking only at the ground.