graphic from Heart Light
One of the most beautiful blessings that we've experienced since moving to Colorado is the eagles that winter here. It was such a sight to see them near our home for a season, for we've certainly seen an eagle in the Sierra's but to have them live near us is incredible. To me the eagle is not only a national symbol but it is a profound reminder of strength amidst the uncertainties of life.
This represents fortitude that enable a person to carry on even when it seems impossible.
It reminds me of a special lady who had the fortitude to carry on in her fight against cancer, against all odds for eight long years. It reminds me of the dear saints I knew in Ca. who also battled that horrid disease, one of whom is now singing praises to our King and the other who is lingering on near the end of her battle. It takes fortitude to, in the midst of pain and loss of most abilities, be able to open her mouth to speak and only let Praise utter forth from her lips.
It takes grace to carry on in the job of being a mom, very pregnant, with a special needs child who isn't sleeping much these days. It takes daily grace, wisdom and His strength to carry on, to rise up each day when your body screams out for more sleep, to press on when all earthly hope is gone and your assurance is only that He will carry you. It takes His grace to run and not grow weary when those prayers you've uttered for many many long years aren't answered.
Whatever your walk is today, know that there is a strength available for you that only comes from above, to carry those burdens making your load light.
Seek Jesus today and let Him give you strength.