“But 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” (Isaiah 40:31, NIV).
The sunshine streams through the window as little E peers out over the wing. She squeals as the plane begins to move, watching the world pass by faster and faster and faster. Soon, the city that we call home is far below as we fly through the air toward Christmas.
Flying is such an amazing thing. Even when I’m cramped up on a plane with a little one, distracting her for hours with toys and snacks, I can’t help but feel the thrill of it all. The thrill of modern technology that helps us get home for Christmas.
The verse above promises that those who hope in the Lord will soar on wings. What a freeing though that is! God gives us wings, so that we can soar through life’s circumstances. We can fly with freedom, knowing that Jesus has paid the price for our sins and made us clean and whole. We can fly victoriously, knowing that, in the end, we get to spend eternity in heaven.
Instead of living this life in defeat, we can soar.