“The eternal God is thy dwelling place. And underneath are the everlasting arms. And He thrust out the enemy from before thee. And said destroy.”
The Mother eagle had built her nest on a ledge of rock, a rock that jutted out over the steep and dangerous precipice. One day she laid four eggs, and she and her mate sat on them until they hatched. Both parents were involved in the endless search for field-mice and the like to fill four beaks which never seemed satisfied. Some days later, returning to her nest, the mother was startled. Clinging to the edge of the rock with all its might was one of her babies below it a fall of more than 1,000 feet. It could not fly yet, and if it let go its body would be crushed by the 1,000 foot drop.
Screaming, the mother flew towards her off-spring, but as she flew, the baby`s strength ran out, and it fell from the ledge. As it fell the mother swooped low beneath the jutting rock, her strong wings spread wide to break the baby`s fall, and then she caught it in her talons and glided with her little one, safely back to its nest. That`s the picture that Moses had in mind when he assured the believers of his day that the eternal God is their refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Are you afraid of falling, unsure of where or how hard you will land? This assurance of Moses to the Israelites is still binding for today’s believer in Christ. Remember God will fly to your rescue and spread His everlasting arms beneath you. He will also teach you something new and wonderful through it. Falling into God’s arms is nothing to be afraid of but a thing of solid hope and strength.
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