He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings. (Psalm 91:4)
He was like an eagle building its nest that flutters over its young.
It spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its feathers. (Deuteronomy 32:11)
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:31)

The baby eaglet learns by imprinting as it observes the actions of its parents. The first object that the eaglet focuses on is the parents strong wings that shelter them from the cold world. The eaglet waits under the parents wings while it develops the strength of its own wings. Then it watches the parents wings fluttering over them creating wind in the nest. When the eaglet leaves the nest to fly the parents are still there to catch them if they fail. Eventually the eaglet soars high with their own wings riding on the wind currents. We mature spiritually by observing the actions of the Lord at work in our lives. The Lord covers and shelters us from evil with the faithful promises of His Word. As we wait patiently in prayer the Lord empowers us with the rushing wind of His Holy Spirit. When we attempt to step out in faith leaving our comfortable surroundings the Lord is nearby to lift us up. Finally we soar to new heights living freely in the Spirit. Wings were made to fly but nothing happens unless we try.

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