But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. -Isaiah 40:31
As I’ve reflected on our theme verse this year, I have thought more often about the eagle and its significance in this verse. If we’re going to rise up like eagles, how does that creature rise up and soar?
What I learned about eagles is that they only soar from riding on waves of air called heat thermals, which are like vertical gusts of warm air. Where does that warm air come from? The sun, of course! As the warm air rises, the eagle is able rise higher and stay aloft without ever flapping its wings.
Isn’t that a beautiful picture that God gives us? When we rise up with wings like eagles, it’s not about our strength. We trust that the Holy Spirit- like those heat thermals- will lift us up and give us the ability to soar.
We’ve seen God do just that this past year at WCIC. By ourselves, we’re not enough. But when we come together and depend on God’s power, wow! Look at what He can do! And He’s been doing this over and over at WCIC for more than 38 years!
We’re so thankful that God has chosen to work through you. You chose to RISE UP with us to share the Hope we have in Jesus. And lives continue to be impacted as a result of your faithfulness. Thank you!
If you didn’t have a chance to get involved during the fall fundraiser, it’s not too late! There’s still room for you!
Joe Buchanan, WCIC Station manager