WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FLY?
The word fly has so many meanings. There are black flies, fruit flies, houseflies and more. As a verb it means to soar through the air like birds or airplanes. We can even fly kites, and there are many colorful ones available today like these my sister-in-law had at the beach:
Fly is the Five Minute Friday word for this week.
I love this passage in Isaiah 40 that uses the metaphor of flying like an eagle:
Youths may become faint and weary,
and young men stumble and fall,
but those who trust in the Lord
will renew their strength;
they will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not become weary,
they will walk and not faint.
What does it mean for us to fly like an eagle? Do we actually sprout wings and take off into the open sky?
No, of course not. Then what does it mean? I think it has something to do with our lives in Christ. This may sound counterintuitive, but I think the more we surrender to God the more freedom we have.
For me, I am so much more creative when I don’t worry about things. If I am focused on God and trusting Him for my life, then I am free to create in so many ways.
Following God doesn’t mean obeying a set of rules or sitting around just reading scripture and praying. There is so much freedom within the boundaries that God has given us for living.
Just think of all the skills and talents each person has, and we all have a purpose. We may grow tired and weary or carry burdens that overwhelm us, but as we trust in God He gives us hope and carries us through.
Just as birds of prey swoop down
unexpectedly to grab their quarry,
so trials come to us unannounced
Though we may be laden down
with sorrow, hardly able to endure,
we still can trust in God to give peace
I found this photo on CANVA and thought it went well with this poem I recently wrote and to illustrate soaring like an eagle: