What do you think of when you hear the word, wings? Planes? Birds?
What characteristics you you think of for wings?
Did you know references to wings in the bible are common.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; ~Isaiah 40:31
You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
Eagle’s wings are a favorite descriptor and for good reason. An eagle’s wingspan can be between 7 and 9 feet! The bird symbolizes untiring strength, endurance and power. The word also symbolizes shelter and with a wingspan of 7-9 feet, we’re talking the size of a small room. And isn’t there just something majestic about watching an eagle (or any large bird of prey) soar effortlessly in the air?
What better symbol to represent God’s unfailing love and enduring power in our lives?
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