Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We Are Created To Soar

 My sweet friend, Audrey and I headed out for a nearly 7 mile hike yesterday at a near by canyon.  It was exactly what I was longing for before we really kick it in gear to prepare for the wedding and leaving this Saturday.  We were so surprised when we happened on this injured falcon.  It is so rare to ever see a wild falcon up close.  These two pictures Audrey took as I crept closer to see if there was any way we could help it.  (Later we reported it to the rangers who went on a search for it).  

 How sad it was to see this beautiful creature unable to do what the LORD had created it to do... soar.  I thought of the beautiful verse in Isaiah 40:31 “...but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
We were created, like this beautiful falcon, to bring glory to our creator, by being and doing what He has created us to do.  I felt such compassion for this bird’s injury and inability to fly.  In Isaiah 40:1 the LORD says “Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.”  Mark 6:34 shows us how Jesus felt when he saw a large crowd of people - “he had compassion on them...”.  Psalm 103:13 says “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear Him.”  If you are feeling wounded, like this bird, SEEK the Lord...He loves you and wants to heal you. 
As I seek to love my family and friends today, I pray that I will comfort them better, and have more compassion for them.  As we walk through our days, what ever that may look like, may we each look at those around us with more compassion, and tender comfort.  May we soar - FOR HIS GLORY. 
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God...” I John 4:7

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