By Charé Largent
One day I was travelling through Creston on Highway 35 on my way to Bigfork. Along the way I spied a huge bald eagle perched on top of a telephone pole regally surveying his domain. I pulled over to watch him for a while and he soon launched himself from the pole, took a couple of wing flaps, and then started floating effortlessly through the air. As I continued to watch him, he’d make a slight adjustment with the tip of one wing and then the other as he climbed a column of wind and air that was unseen to me.
At that time, my life was one huge flurry of change, full of insecurity and unhappiness. If I had been out there flying, I know it would have been a pathetic series of thrashing movements designed just to keep me from crashing straight into the ground. Nothing was going right and I was pretty sure God wasn’t paying attention to me because He wasn’t fixing things on the timeline I had made clear to Him.
As I watched that huge bird move effortlessly through the sky, it reminded me of what God has promised all of us in Isaiah 40:31: “But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.”
I took a deep breath and pulled back out onto the road, feeling calmer as if I too was floating through the air, in no hurry, and willing to wait for God to work in my life in His time.