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Commitment

On Eagles’ Wings – Commitment

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Opener

Did you know that God tells us a lot about eagles in the Bible?

Eagles are very fast flying birds (Job 9:26). They build very large nests way high up in mountains or in the tip-tip-top of very tall trees (Job 39:27). The mommy eagle will lay 2-3 eggs. Then, the mommy and daddy eagles will take turns incubating, or sitting on the eggs to keep them warm until they hatch. When the baby eagles hatch, they need a lot of care. Mommy and daddy eagle feed and protect the baby. The Bible also tells us that God will take care of us just “as an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them [and] bears them on her wings” (Deuteronomy 32:11).

 

Nature Notes

When the young eagles are ready to learn to fly, something very interesting happens. They practice fluttering their large wings over and over, day after day. Then, one day, they get pushed out of the nest! Down, down, down the young eagle falls. He flaps his wings, but he’s not able to fly yet! Will he hit the ground? Oh, no. Mommy and daddy eagle are watching. Mommy eagle will swoop down swiftly. She will fly underneath the young eagle and catch him on her back. The young eagle will grab onto his mommy with his strong feet, or talons, and ride on her back as she flies to the nest.

The young eagle must still learn how to fly. So, guess what? Again, he’ll get pushed out of the nest! He’ll flap his wings, but if he still can’t fly, daddy eagle will swoop down swiftly, fly underneath the young eagle and catch him. Again, the young eagle will grab onto his daddy with his feet, and ride to the nest.

This will happen over and over. Each time, the young eagle’s wings get stronger and stronger. Before long, the young eagle will be flying high, all by himself.

 

Spiritual Connection

In the Bible, God said: “Ye have seen… how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.” (Exodus 19:4).

This verse is talking about how God watches over us and takes care of us. How does God take care of you? (Provide sufficient time for answers.)

Well listen, after God said “Ye have seen… how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself,” God continues talking and says: “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine” (Exodus 19:5).

Wow… God says we are a treasure to Him! That means we are very special to Him. He wants to keep us close to Him. Jesus has brought us close to Him. Now, if we will obey His Ten Commandments, which are the laws of love and happiness, He will keep us close to Him; we will be a peculiar treasure to Him. This is His promise; His commitment.

Photos & Prints

 


Juvenile eagles learning to fly (video)

 Bald eagle nest and chicks (photos)

 

Closure

Do you think God can take care of you? Sure He can!

Has God asked us to obey His laws of love and happiness? Yes, He has.

Do you think God wants you to follow His laws of love and happiness? Yes, He does.

Do you want to be obedient to the God of Heaven, and promise to keep His laws of love and happiness?

Let’s kneel down and promise God that we will do all that He asks us to do. Let’s commit ourselves to Jesus.


 





© Christine Gillan Byrne, 2012. Young Child Ministries, P.O. Box 27, Ojai, CA 93024 (805) 490-6055. www.youngchildministries.com.

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