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  • Writer's pictureRobert MacMillan

The Motherly Side of God

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Deuteronomy 32:11-12:

11 As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings,

12 So the LORD alone led him, And there was no foreign god with him.

Eagles build their nests as a comfortable home for eaglets for a short spell, and then it is time for them to fly. God shelters us under His wings until it is time for us to ascend in flight.

The nest is safe, warm, and comfortable. The eaglet would have no reason to leave, but for the mother eagle’s tough love.

When it is time for the eaglet to leave the nest, the mother stops feeding the young eagle. Next, she removes the down feathers, leaving the twigs and thorns.

If the young eagloe doesn’t get the message, the mother flutterers around the next, blasting the eaglet with gusts of air from her great wings. Finally, mom simply knocks the bird, out of the nest, off of the branch, and into the void.

As the young bird falls, it begins to flutter wildly. Remember, this is a bird that has never before flown.

As soon as the eaglet begins to flutter down to the ground, launches into the air and circles the young bird as it falls. If the eaglet shows no signs of flying, she swoops down under her young and carries it up to a higher altitude so the eaglet can try it again.

Eagles were born to fly, not to sit in the next. We, who are followers of Christ, were also meant to fly. Sometimes, God, like the mother eagle, must create a divine disturbance in our lives to cause us to ascend to where we belong.

God did not create us for the nest; we were designed by God to scale the heavens.

Just as the mother eagle with her young, so is the Lord with us.

May the Lord continue to disturb us when we are comfortable and comfort us when we are disturbed.

"I thank Thee for the wings of love That stirred my worldly nest, And for the stormy clouds that drove The flutterer to Thy breast."

#God #motherhood #protection #flight

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