Today I step out of my dark basement into brilliant sunshine. A breeze playfully pushes my hair into my eyes. I brush it away just in time to see a shadow cast over me. I quickly glance up. A bald eagle glides directly overhead, flying so low I feel as if I could reach out and touch him. I watch as he swiftly rides the wind across the river and into the red pines.
The first verse that often comes to my mind at an eagle sighting is Isaiah 40:31, “But those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up on wings as eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” Great verse! (Which is why I throw it in even though it has nothing to do with my thoughts for today.) Interestingly enough, that is not the one God brings to mind. What God immediately brings to mind is Psalm 63: 6-7, “When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, for You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.”