Christian Author: Nancy W. Boyer

We were Meant to Soar

Many of my readers have been watching the hatching of baby eagles in Washington, D.C.  They were little fuzz balls.  Now they are teenagers.  Oh, such an awkward age!  Not so cute anymore as they were when they peeked out from under the parent eagle’s feathers.

eagles growing

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We know that if the parent eagles do not teach the little ones the lesson of soaring, they will forever act like a chicken, groveling in the dirt…never becoming what God intended for them to be.  This is the lesson of life that all of us must learn…that we were meant to soar and so were our off-spring.

Once we have been liberated from a life of dependency, it is up to us how we spend the next years.  The lesson that the parent eagles give to their young is one of “tough love”.  The lesson is for the young eagles to learn what it feels like to be lacking in order to become independent.  The parent eagles may  soar around a nest with  food  that they, themselves had hard-earned through their own efforts. As cruel as it seems, they often do not offer any of it to their young, who are calling from the nest.

No, there are no cellphone connections to the lake where they were catching fish. “Mom (or Dad), can you loan me a few dollars? I’m really hungry up here.” No, the adult eagles don’t respond to such cries for they know that their little eaglets were meant to eventually fly on their own and find their own food…to glide and soar in the beautiful blue skies…to dive for their own fish or prey.  They had to be taught and it seems that God has put into their existence the need to pass this lesson on to their growing eagles. (It appears that our Washington Eagles may be at this stage for there is no food in the nest as there used to be.)

We in the human world find these lessons hard to teach.   Withholding is very difficult for us as parents. If withholding was never in the “academy of life’s lessons”, dependency would always be the way of life, as it would be for the eagles.   It may be hard, but teaching young ones to soar will have its own rewards.  That is because “We were Meant to Soar.”

The lives of eagles can teach us some important principles.

Explanation: The video below has some information that may be more of a myth than the truth.  Below video is a link explaining the actual life or rebirth of an eagle.  However, the video is a good comparison to life.  (If the reading is too quick, put it on pause for a few seconds until continuing.)

Click to   Watch the Washington Eagles

Explanation about rebirth of the eagle      2nd explanation

 

 

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    May 24, 2016 at 22:33

  2. I had to look up a picture of the Red Kites. They are certainly beautiful birds. Thanks for sharing about them with me.

    May 19, 2016 at 21:23

  3. I have enjoyed following the Eagles myself thanks to your blog. Yesterday I was lucky to see Red Kites circling over my garden. They were extinct but reintroduced and are now doing very well and spreading around the country. With a wingspan if over 6 feet it is incredible to see them circling overhead in what is effectively the outskirts of London.

    May 19, 2016 at 03:18