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The Eagle

Updated: Sep 2, 2020

"As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings." Deuteronomy 32:11

As the old yellow school bus crested the hill each morning carrying me to school, the first sight I would see is the big eagle, wings spread wide; painted on the side of the high school building. As soon as I would spot her it would bring attention to the fear I had growing in me of, "What if Jesus came back now and I was separated from my family?" "What if we were carried into the air with Him and I couldn't find mama and daddy?" "What if I never saw them again?" "What if I couldn't find them up there in heaven, it's a big place, you know?"

I'm not sure where this fear came from, I don't even know if it was fear or just anxious thoughts of the school day ahead. Whatever it was that eagle (our school mascot) was comforting to me and I believe it was God's way of speaking into my little heart that it will be okay; reminding me that I am not alone. By the time we reached the front doors of my elementary school I was calmer and more confident in trusting Him. God really was right there protecting me, guiding me and strengthening me. I may not have had the words then to explain this to you, as an elementary child, but my heart knew what I was feeling.

Jesus came to live in my heart when I was six years old. I had much ground to cover on those school campuses, and I believe He gave me this constant image of how He keeps an eye out for His children. From all the school bus rides over the years to then, driving up this same hill as a teenager, I would always catch the eye of this prominent, painted eagle and gather strength and a peace that took me throughout my day. (And still to this day I am reminded of that same comfort whenever I come across a picture of this beautiful artwork on my old high school building.) My heart is content in knowing that my heavenly Father loves and cares for me and that He provides exactly what I need when I need it.

The above scripture is just a very small part of the song Moses read to the Israelites. Moses compared the loving care of God for His people to that of an eagle for her young.

I am sure you know that an eagle teaches her babies to fly by pushing them out of the nest so that they may try their wings? But did you know she doesn't leave them to fend for themselves, she swoops down below and allows them to drop onto her wings, then carries them safely to the nest? Just as the Lord took Israel from captivity in Egypt and put them into the middle of the desert, He did not leave them there to fend for themselves. He remained with them to give them protection, strength, and guidance and He is doing that for us today. Praise God!

"And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed." (Deut. 31:8)

I love you & He loves you more!

Lord, Thank You for giving that little girl comfort in her time of need. When anxious thoughts enter in, what gentle love You provided. I pray today that I would grasp Your robe and feel the comfort there. May I cling to you when times feel out of control, knowing that You are all I need. There is power in Your presence. Thank You. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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Hey, ‘The Youngest‘.

Thank you for your words, they do my heart good.

I have been praying as you begin a new school year. I know you are going in blinded and uncertain about a lot of things this year but I know you and your strong work ethic and your faith in Jesus will pull you through.

You’ve got this and what you don’t have...He does.

‘Oh how He loves you and me. He gave His life, what more could He give? Oh how He loves you...Oh how He loves me...Oh how He loves you and me.’

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Aug 22, 2020

Hey sister, I always love reading you post. I have laughed and cried with all the memories you share. You amaze me at how you can remember things. (Shawn Patric in Gatlinburg!)

Kim, thank you for letting God use you and speak through you. Todays blog was just what I needed. God has been so present and near here lately as I look at how he has place and rearranged and provided for the changes that have taken place.

He is a mighty God and cares for me. He hears me when I pray always knowing what I need before I even understand why things happen.

He is my rock and foundation on which I will stand. Oh how He…


Aug 21, 2020

Good morning, Bill.

Thank you for being so faithful to reading my blog. Your words touch my heart each morning.

This world has truly changed over the years and seems to be ignoring the need to place God first in families daily lives.

I pray for the young families today that are juggling packed schedules, leaving church activities and worship out.

Memories are huge to me as you can tell. I’m so glad this devotion stirred up some for you.

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Aug 21, 2020

Good morning, Kim.

I anxiously awaited your new blog. Thank you for your faithfulness and willingness to share. My life is certainly better.

We were so blessed to have been raised in Christian families in a more Christian nation than today. Satan has certainly been busy manipulating our culture.

When I was young if there was a scheduling conflict church won. Today church seems to play second fiddle to sports and many other cultural conflicts. I know of families that don't prioritize church so as not to wear their youngsters.

Eagles are amazing. Isaiah 40:31 was a life verse of my mother. Your blog brought pleasant memories.

I am praying for your mother and father. What a privilege to be…

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