Tom Blaylock, Director of Church Multiplication

Recently, while out on a hunting trip in northern Michigan, I saw a rare and beautiful sight — a bald eagle in flight. The very first time I saw a bald eagle was on that same hunting trip a few years earlier, when an eagle swooped down to grab one of our duck decoys. In my excitement, I spun around and shouldered my shotgun before realizing the true identity of this over-sized Mallard. (That day I thanked God for my hunter’s safety course mantra; “always identify the target before firing.”) As I lowered my shotgun and watched the eagle flare and with a few strokes of its powerful wings soar out of sight, I was moved by the beauty and strength that God has designed into this creature.

I was reminded of that familiar passage in Isaiah 40:31 that says, “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”