They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles. (Is. 40:31)
With God, the waiting is
Like an eagle waiting on the
“Thermals”—the rising bubbles of warmth
In the atmosphere—
The updrafts that make for soaring.
You’re not stuck,
You’re just waiting
In Jesus’ Name.
And that’s the Gospel!
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Today’s blessing (as with each day this week) is rooted in Isaiah 40, one of the most beautiful prophetic texts in the Bible. Long winters, like a long pandemic, can make us weary of waiting, but I’m convinced God is growing our wings. We’re made to fly, even in February.