What a busy day! It has seemed to go quick, but not quick enough. As I was driving into work this morning, K-Love was talking about this live, streaming video that these two scientist put up 80 feet in the air. It is capturing an eagle sitting in its nest, on three eggs. You can sit all day and watch this video. It's in Iowa and it is live. They verified everything, so we know that it is not some kind of April Fools' prank. The scientist think that the eaglets will hatch some time today. Here is the link that you can go and watch this.
Or you can go to Klove.com and go to the bottom of the page and click on the link there. I know it sounds boring to sit and watch an eagle nest, but it is kind of fascinating. Sometimes the mate comes to the nest and checks on things, and it looks really cold there. The wind is blowing and it just looks cold. But watching the eagle parent diligently sit on the eggs, move the grass and twigs around to make the nest more comfortable, is sweet. But in those eyes, you can see the power, majesty and strength of this animal. No wonder God used the eagle as an example.
‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.
2 Samuel 1:23
Saul and Jonathan— in life they were loved and admired, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
They skim past like boats of papyrus, like eagles swooping down on their prey.
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
but 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.
Look! He advances like the clouds, his chariots come like a whirlwind, his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us! We are ruined!
The terror you inspire and the pride of your heart have deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks, who occupy the heights of the hill. Though you build your nest as high as the eagle’s, from there I will bring you down,” declares the LORD.
Our pursuers were swifter than eagles in the sky; they chased us over the mountains and lay in wait for us in the desert.
Ezekiel 17 is parable of two eagles and one vine. Read it. It is interesting. As of this minute (4:13 pm) the bird is still sitting, waiting on the arrival of her babies. God is stilling waiting for his babes to come to him. Won't you come today?