God is within her, she will not fall. He will help her at break of dawn. (Psalm 46:5)
When a mother eagle builds her nest, she starts with thorns, broken branches, sharp rocks, and a number of other items. Then she lines the nest with a thick padding of wool and feathers. This makes it soft and comfortable for her baby eaglets. By the time the growing eaglets reach flying age, the comfort of the nest make them quite reluctant to leave. That’s when the mother eagle starts stirring up the nest.
The mother eagle strategically begins removing the wool and feathers until nothing is left, except the thorny branches. As the eaglets look on, they’re wondering, “What is mother eagle doing? Is she taking away our little cozy home?”
The eaglets do not like what the mother eagle is doing, but it’s for their own good. So the mother eagle flies around and around, to show them how to fly. Then she flies back to what is left of the nest where the eaglets are huddled together. She tells them, “Today you are going to fly!”
As the first eaglet nears the edge, she’s terrified. Then in one leap of faith, she goes over the edge and starts to fall. But before she hit the bottom, the mother eagle swoops down and catches the eaglet on her back.
Are you afraid of soaring? You can soar as high as you allow yourself.
Don’t let the fear of falling hold you back. Like the baby eaglets, take a leap of faith—trust God and know that He will catch you before you fall.