The picture of God’s care for his people is that of an Eagle. Exodus 19:4 says, “You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.”

Eagles don’t fly like normal birds. Most fly by flapping their wings, but eagles were designed for soaring. They are known for catching the invisible air currents that will ift them to unimagineable heights. One writer says they may rise as high as 14,000 feet, so high that they are invisible to the naked eye from earth.

Isaiah says that those who “wait on the Lord will renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles.” Some have suggested that God is telling us that like the invisible air currents that enable the eagles to soar at incredible heights, He also is there for us, though we cannot physically see Him.

When we search Him out, claim his promises and trust in Him, spreading our wings of faith, we are caught up to a higher plane. We will mount up with wings like eagles.  The commentator continues, “The strength we need for holy, effective, victorious living comes not from frantically flapping our wings like sparrows in distress, but from trusting in God and resting in Jesus Christ.”