My spirit for years has always connected to the Attributes of An Eagle. I've raised my sons with the words of you're Eaglets becoming Eagles. Which for me always held the meaning that Life Has Mountains and Valleys. WHEN STORMS OF LIFE COME, NOT IF BUT WHEN, The Eagle Rises to Higher Ground.
With all that has Transpired in my life this past year, in reflection, most words spoken or written in my Sandbox, I now consider that in many ways was preparing me for this Season in My Life. My brother, sent this article to me, he had found it on a website and the words really resonated with me.
(Copied and pasted below - Eagles in a Storm)
My Sandbox is a Buffet Table
Take what can be an asset for Your Journey
and Simply leave the rest Behind
EAGLES in a STORM
Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it.
The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher.
It rises on the winds that bring the storm.
When the storms of life come upon us — and all of us will experience them — we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief toward God.
The storms do not have to overcome us. We can allow God’s power to lift us above them. God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that bring sickness, tragedy, failure and disappointment in our lives. We can soar above the storm.
The wise man wrote, “When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future” (Eccl. 7:14). Solomon fairly well summarized life. There are good and bad days that attend our lives. Make the best of both. When things go well, rejoice and praise God; when they go wrong, and adversity attacks the soul, rest on the assurance that God is there and he cares. His goodness is shown in the providential help he offers in time of need.
“Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help (us) in time of need” (Heb. 4:16).
Remember, it is not the burdens of life that weigh us down, it is how we handle them. The Bible says, “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like Eagles.” — Isaiah 40:31