The Eagle

THE EAGLE

No wonder God wants  us to spread our wings and soar with the eagles

The eagle has the longest life-span among birds

It can live up to 70 years

But to reach this age, the eagle must make a hard decision

In its' 40's, its' long and flexible talons can no longer

grab prey which serves as food

Its' long and sharp beak becomes bent

Its' old-aged and heavy wings,

due to their thick feathers,

become stuck to its' chest

and make it difficult to fly

Then, the eagle is left with only two options:

die or go through a painful process of change

which lasts 150 days

The process requires that the eagle fly

to a mountain top and sit on its' nest

Then the eagle knocks its' beak

against a rock until it plucks it out

After plucking it out, the eagle will wait

for a new beak to grow back and then it

will pluck out its' talons

when its' new talons grow back

the eagle starts plucking its' old-aged feathers

And after 5 months, the eagle takes

it's famous flight of rebirth

and lives for 30 more years

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Why is change needed?

Many times, in order to survive

we have to start a change process

We sometimes need to get rid of old memories,

habits and other past traditions

Only freed from past burdens,

can we take advantage of the present

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When it  rains, most birds head for shelter;
the eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain
starts fying above the cloud

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Isaiah 40:31
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.