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I Can Fly Faster Than You Can Fall

21 Jan

In my Bible one day I read “to mount up with wings as an eagle.” I had to stop and ask, “Lord, how? For I am in no way equal. No wings to spread, no talons to grip. I’m afraid of heights, Lord, what if I slip? No sense of direction, my eyesight weak, stepping out in faith is what I seek.” Bowing my head in solemn reverence, I heard my Lord speak while in His presence…

“Come soar the skies with Me in its beauty and grandeur; feel the peaceful tranquility, the freedom and splendor. Trust in Me, set your spirit free, surrendering your all. For my child can’t you see, I can fly faster than you can fall.”

Tears streaming down my cheeks, I couldn’t help but smile. The Lord so softly impressed in me the eagle with his style. Ever so valiant and strong he becomes while striving for his life. Just the same, we should be, even in the midst of strife.

Still soaring high above the clouds his eyesight ever so keen. Fully aware of the danger below and the destruction he has seen. Yet, taking the risk to help his own in their times of need, he goes into a headlong dive and with fervor I hear him plead…

“Come soar the skies with me in its beauty and grandeur; feel the peaceful tranquility, the freedom and splendor. Trust in me, set your spirit free, surrendering your all. For my child can’t you see, I can fly faster than you can fall.”

Closing my Bible still deep in thought, a reverence I’ve never known. The understanding of an eagle became a reality all its own. You see and eagle is committed to a life that is free, of the pressures the would would like to place on you and me.

So be as the eaglets as their nest they depart. Set the standard of faith that enriches your life and heart. Cast your gaze upon the Savior as He guides you day-by-day. Be listening for His gentle voice and you will hear Him say…

“Come soar the skies with me in its beauty and grandeur; feel the peaceful tranquility, the freedom and splendor. Trust in me, set your spirit free, surrendering your all. For my child can’t you see, I can fly faster than you can fall.”

I wrote this poem years ago after learning that when an eagle pushes her eaglet out of the nest in an attempt to teach him to fly, the father will soar in circles, watching to see if the little one will fly. If the baby continues to fall, the father will swoop down and catch him before he hits the ground.

What a beautiful picture of how Christ is watching over us. He knows just how far we can fall before He must catch us. He sets us back on solid ground as we continue to learn how to trust Him with  our day-to-day lives. That doesn’t mean we won’t hit a few branches as we fall, leaving bruises, cuts and scars, but Christ will always be there to mend our wounds.

He will never leave us, nor forsake us. And for that, I am thankful.

My you find peace, tranquility, and freedom in Him.

Loretta

 
2 Comments

Posted by on January 21, 2013 in Publications

 

2 responses to “I Can Fly Faster Than You Can Fall

  1. diannmills

    January 21, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    very nice

     
  2. Darlene L. Turner

    January 22, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Beautiful post, Loretta. Love this line “I can fly faster than you can fall.” What an awesome image of how our Savior is always there for us and will catch us. Thanks for sharing your heart! Can’t wait to see you in February!

     

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