THE EAGLE AND THE STORM
Did you know that an eagle knows when a
storm is approaching long before it breaks?
The eagle will fly to some high spot
and wait for the winds to come.
When the storm hits,it sets its wings
so that the wind will pick it up
and lift it above the storm.
While the storm rages below,
the eagle is soaring above it.
The eagle does not escape the storm.
It simply uses the storm to lift it higher.
It rises on the winds that bring the storm.
When the storms of life come upon us -
and all of us will experience them -
we can rise above them
by setting our minds
and our belief toward God.
The storms do not have to overcome us.
We can allow God's power
to lift us above them.
God enables us to ride
the winds of the storm
that bring sickness, tragedy, failure
and disappointment in our lives.
We can soar above the storm.
Remember, it is not the burdens
of life that weigh us down,
it is how we handle them.
The Bible says,
"Those who hope in the
Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles." Isaiah 40:31