Saturday, April 21, 2012


We live Life at many levels.  When we are at the lowest levels, we  can't see past the buildings and trees and gates and obstacles obstructing the view. It is easy to get turned around and even lost at ground level. Life appears to be ONLY what we see directly in front of us.  But when we change our position and climb a little higher, we see over the fence and beyond the obstacles.  We may even get a peek of what is around the corner. 

 If we could climb even higher heights, we see our surroundings  very differently.  We see for miles and get all of our bearing in perspective.  Instead of wandering narrow (minded) passage ways, we can see our goals and destinations very clearly. We  discover new destinations from that higher perspective. 

I have heard it often preached that when Isaiah said  ".... they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." he was speaking of renewed spiritual strength.  But I think he was speaking of perception and seeing Life clearly... from the highest heights...from an eagle's perspective. 

How much more quickly does an eagle reach a destination than an animal restricted to crawling or walking?  Not only does an eagle have the speed and winds to effortlessly carry him, he has the perspective and the destination in clear sight.

I often find myself on the ground, lost in the narrow streets, trying to find my direction when instead I only needed to climb to a higher place.... and find my place on eagle's wings.