10 The LORD found him in a desolate land, in an empty wasteland where animals howl. He continually guarded him and taught him; he continually protected him like the pupil of his eye. 11 Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that hovers over its young, so the LORD spread out his wings and took him, he lifted him up on his pinions.
God created man in his own image. This statement however does not refer to the physical looks of God but rather speaks of the fact that we are created to be God’s representatives here on earth; We are created to rule. God sometimes speaks to us using symbols ,in the Scripture reading above God metaphorically presents himself as an eagle and how the eagle raises her young ones. If God created us in his own image and he is likened to an eagle then we must be his young ones. The Scripture therefore shows how God raises us. It also points out who we are;our nature. Hence for man to fully fathom who we are,We must study the ways of the eagle . With my little study about eagles i learnt that they are large powerful birds with heavy head and beaks . Eagles are designed to achieve their full potential through discipline. This means that one can be a fully grown Christian through discipline in life. You can not live your life anyhow and expect God’s blessings. The eagle through discipline has become very strong and resistant. Because of this ,The eagle can soar to the a highest altitude during a fierce storm or rain while other birds can’t .The eagle is not only the strongest bird,it is also the most fastest and has the ability to see farther than any bird. The eagle was only able to have all these qualities by confronting adversaries. The challenges we face are not ment to destroy us but builds us up just like the eagle. When there is scarcity of food, it causes the eagle to have a sharp eye sight. The eagle sees perfectly a mile away when it is soaring high above. It is able to see 93miles away. This is how God expects us to see. Am not speaking of your physical eyes. I am referring to the eyes of your imagination (spiritual eyes ).Our future is wrapped around what we see.we must have good visions in life. A good vision isnt developed on the outside but from within. Under the old testament most Visions mentioned in the Bible refers to what we see physically with our eyes, Gen 13:14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
. But under the new testament it is what is seen within, with the eyes of imagination. You must understand that any vision within your reach is not from God.Your vision must challenge your faith. What you want to achieve must not be within your reach. Faith operates in the realm of imagination. Without our imagination(spiritual eyes ) we will not be able to walk by faith. We must see far beyond our current circumstances. How far do you see?