“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles…” – Isaiah 40:31
Did you know that grasshoppers have two sets of wings? You may not have even known they have one set, because they use them so seldom. It takes something like a menacing predator to drive them high in the air. For the most part, they’re satisfied to go on foot or skillfully hop to their destinations. This may be all right for grasshoppers, but it won’t suffice for “winged creatures” such as you and me.
Isaiah says we have wings, and not just ordinary ones. We have wings like an eagle. For instance, I have read, “The wings of an eagle are a miracle in lightweight design. A female Bald eagle can have wings that are over 8 feet long – and yet weigh less than 2 pounds…Pound for pound, and eagle wing is stronger than the wing of an airplane.” (Read Deuteronomy 32:11.)
So why then do you and I find ourselves so often dragging our Spiritual feet, defeated and deflated, as though we were earthbound creatures? Yes, we must walk; and yes, we must run; but we also can fly. In fact, we can mount above this earth’s atmosphere all the way to God’s celestial sphere at any given moment, where we’re able to sit in the presence of Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:6), renewing our strength and restoring our souls. Then…then we can return, refreshed for the battle.
So walk, run; hop, if you will, on the rough road of life. But, O, child of God, don’t ever forget your wings!
“My religious organs have been ailing for a while past. I have lain a sheer hulk in consequence. But I got out my wings, and I have taken a change of air!” – Anonymous