Read Isaiah 40:28-31.
The belief that an eagle renews its strength and youthful appearance after shedding its feathers gave rise to Psalm 103:5 and Isaiah 40:31. Eagles do have a long lifespan, living 20 to 30 years in the wild, and longer in captivity.
I. OUR NEED OF STRENGTH IN VERSE 30.
In the Old Testament, prophets spoke of the eagle as a symbol of God’s judgment Jeremiah 48:40; Ezekiel 17:3, 7. In Revelation 12:14, “two wings of a great eagle” portray God’s intervention to deliver His people from persecution. Look again in verse 30.
Think about this: How big is the Universe? Galaxy upon Galaxy stretch into space farther than anyone of us can comprehend.
In fact, two Harvard Astronomers have discovered a “great wall” of Galaxies that they estimate to be 500 million light years long, 200 million Light years wide and 15 million light years thick (one light year is 5.88 trillion miles). Now they claim much larger and that the Universe is 13.8 billion years old. I wonder if any of these scientists were there at the beginning??
This is even more amazing: God created and sustains them all – by His powerful hands. Yet, the same powerful hands He uses on each of His suffering men, woman, students, boys and girls.
Psalm 143:3-4, “For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.”
The God of the Galaxies is the same God who ministers to our every need according to Job 5:7-8, “Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:”
Daniel 11:32, “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.”
MONDAY, “THE SOURCE OF OUR STRENGTH” VERSES 28-29