Posted by: peebles | February 8, 2011

Deuteronomy 32:11 (NIV) Like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft.

The Eagle is beautiful bird which soars to incredible heights, with its magnificent wingspan it can climb high up above the sky with the wind beneath its wings. In-fact the Bible talks a lot about Eagles, it is as if God is trying to teach His people, life changing lessons by talking about Eagles. The Bible says in Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) They will soar on wings like eagles. Furthermore the Bible goes on to say in Job 39: 27 to 28 (KJV) Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

The Bible says Deuteronomy 32:10 (MSG) He was like an eagle hovering over its nest, overshadowing its young, Then spreading its wings, lifting them into the air, teaching them to fly. The Eagles make their nests in the high places, in the cleft of the rock, where there is safety, and security.

let me take you on a journey and tell you of how the eagles are taught to fly. Imagine, if you will, that there are three baby eaglets, in the nest. In as little as ten to twelve weeks, they grow up and their feathers develop. It is then that the parent eagle will begin to stir up the nest and break it up branch by branch. As the eaglets look on, they are wondering to themselves, “What are they doing, our home, our comfort zone, is being taken away, bit by bit.” As the parent eagle tells then with reassurance in it voice, “Children you might not like what is happening right now, but it is for your own good”

The parent eagle then flies around and around, to show them how to fly. Then it flies back to what is left of the nest and where the three eaglets are huddled together. The father eagle says to his children in a reassuring voice, “Today we are going to fly. So stretch out your wings and take that step of faith and fly. You were born for a purpose. You were born to fly.”

As the first one, nears the edge, it starts to look over the edge nervously to the great drop below. Then in one leap of faith, it goes over the edge. It starts to fall, and clumsily it tries to stretch out its wings, but before it hits the bottom, the parent swoops down, catches it on its back and brings it back up to the cleft. With its little heart beating, the eaglet says, “Thank you, but I never want to go through that again.” The next day however, the parent goes to the cleft were the three eaglets are, and says, “Now watch me.” The parents eagle goes to the edge of the cleft, then takes a leap off the edge, as it spreads its wings and flies.

Now its one of the eaglets turn. One of then goes to the edge and takes a leap off the cleft. It starts to head towards the bottom, but this time something amazing happens. As it opens up its wings, and moves them up and down, it begins to soar up, higher and higher, until it soars with the wind beneath its wings. When the other two eaglets see what is happening, they follow the lead.

My friend, you are like the eagle, you make your home in the cleft of the Rock of Ages, where there is safety and security. Like the eaglets God has to stir up your nest and you might not like it at the time, but it is for your own good. He does this to break you out of your comfort-zone. He wants you to see that we were born for the purpose-to fly, to soar with the wind of the Holy Spirit beneath our wings, lifting you up to new heights in God, for the Bible says in Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) They will soar on wings like eagles. Today may you soar on the wings of eagles. And as you take that leap of faith may the wind of the Holy Spirit beneath your wings, cause you to rise to new heights-of service in God.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


  1. Wonderful message well said!!God bless!

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