This is amazing info, especially as we get older. It is no wonder there are scriptural references to the eagle! It has significant symbolism to our country. What hope….!!!!
- The eagle has the longest life-span among birds.
- It can live up to 70 years but to reach this age, the eagle must make a hard decision.
- In its’ 40’s its’ long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey which serves as food.
- Its’ long and sharp beak becomes bent.
- Its’ old-aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, become stuck to its’ chest and make it difficult to fly.
- Then, the eagle is left with only two options: die or go through a painful process of change which lasts 150 days.
- The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountain top and sit on its’ nest.
- There the eagle knocks it’s beak against a rock until it plucks it out.
- After plucking it out, the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back and then it will pluck out its’ talons.
- When its’ new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking it’s old-aged feathers.
- After five months, the eagle takes its’ famous flight of rebirth and lives for 30 more years!
Why is change needed? Many times, in order to survive we have to start a change process.
We sometimes need to get rid of the old memories, habits, and other past traditions. Only freed from past burdens, can we take advantage of the present.
Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we handle what happens…
Not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that can create extraordinary results.
But they that wait upon the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings as eagles;
They shall run, and not be weary;
They shall walk, and not faint.
When it rains, most birds head for shelter, the eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the clouds.
No wonder God wants us to spread our wings and soar with eagles!