This post is dedicated to and written for my beloved daughter.
When the storms of life feel overwhelming and invincible, I am often reminded of these words of scripture and the ones at the end of this post:
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God…the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. 29 He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power. 30 Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly,31 those who]wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will develop wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” (Isaiah 40-28-31)
The eagle signifies power, freedom, and transcendence. It freely soars high above valley lows, mountain highs, raging rivers, and peaceful lakes. As it spreads its mighty wings and flies high, it has the ability to see the whole of the earth while also being able to focus on even the tiniest movement and shape of its necessary nourishment. It prefers soaring with wings spread wide rather than exerting unnecessary energy flapping repeatedly.