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Eagle that Mounts Up High - II Print E-mail
Written by Prabhudas Koshy   
Sunday, 26 March 2017

The eagle builds its nest on very high mountain peaks or at the top of the tallest trees. It lays its eggs and brings up the young ones in places that are inaccessible to man. The Lord asked His servant Job to consider whether it is a man like Job or God who gives the instinct to the eagle to make its nest so high up.

“Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off. Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she” (Job 39:27-30).

An eagle’s nest normally has two eggs, and on some rare occasions, three. Only the female sits on the nest. When the eggs are hatched, the young eaglets are fed by both parents. Eagles are devoted to their offspring and protect them under their wings.

Eagles train their young ones with great care to fly. It is said that they flutter over their brood to excite the eaglets to fly, or disturb the nest to oblige the young ones to leave it. When one falls off the nest, the parent eagle would catch it on the outstretched wings. The parent eagle would repeat it until the young ones learn to fly.

Likewise, God would also teach and guide us through many difficulties to make us mature and be strong. In Deuteronomy, the Lord assures His people: “As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him” (Deuteronomy 32:11-12).