Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. 
~ Isaiah 40:31

Ok, so I’m a bit of a bird freak. In various places around my home, you’ll find realistic decorative birds perched amid birdhouses, plants, and baskets. Outside the window near the table where I do my writing, I’ve hung a hummingbird feeder to invite my tiny neighbors over for a snack.

What is it about birds that attracts me? Simple. Flight! I love to imagine what it feels like to soar freely above the tether of gravity. Surely nothing is more liberating than that.

Although I’ve had my share of troubling nightmares, I’ve also been blessed with some wonderful dreams of flight. I’ve experienced the thrill of lifting off the ground and gliding over the treetops, wind caressing my face and a heady feeling of weightlessness. I’ve looked at earth from heaven’s perspective and felt incredible joy.

Struggling with an injured “wing” right now (arthritis, tendonitis, a pinched nerve?), I’m definitely earthbound and achy. But thankfully God’s Word fills me with hope for renewed strength and another chance to soar. And perhaps someday, when I see Him face-to-face, I’ll find myself in a new body that really can fly.

Dear Lord,
I love to watch the birds flying overhead. Thank you for your promises that we, too, will soar like the eagles.