Friday, November 9, 2018

Poetic Bloomings Rise

Light Weight and Strength

Miraculous! An eagle soaring high!
Its body’s strong to carry off its prey.
Its hollow bones are light enough to rise.
About a half a pound, its bones will weigh.

Strong muscles give its downward strokes much power.
And lighter muscles make the wings go up.
And turning wings’ front edges speeds through air.
Wings’ wider parts toward wind drag—not abrupt.

An eagle’s seven thousand feathers plus  
weighs only five small ounces and a pound.
To lift large prey, the eagle’s strength’s a must.  
A finer use of strength/light weight’s not found.

God takes what weighs us down to make life light.
He strengthens us like eagles to take flight.

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:31 NIV).

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