Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:30-31 (NIV)
According to the Soaring Association of Canada, our country “is a vast country offering a wide range of soaring experiences. Most soaring takes place from clubs located throughout the country. The clubs are volunteer, not-for-profit organizations that are run by members passionate about motorless flight. There are thousands of glider pilots in Canada. Some got their start through the Royal Canadian Air Cadets as youth and others arrived with experience from Europe where gliding is popular.” There are soaring clubs all across Canada.
We all understand what it means to soar – not physically, perhaps, but certainly in other ways in life – when our career takes off, or things in our family are going well. But what about spiritually? Can you honestly say that you are soaring spiritually these days? If you are a follower of Jesus, you should be soaring spiritually. Listen to what the prophet says in Isaiah 40:30-31: “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Tough times come to the followers of Jesus. We are not immune to disease, dispute or dilemma. But when an eagle soars, he rises above all that is going on around him below. When we put our hope in the Lord, our challenges we are facing don’t automatically go away. But the Lord gives us hope, as we look at what we are facing in light of eternity. If you are going through a challenging time right now, put your hope in Jesus Christ. And soar.
These have been words from the heart.