"They shall mount up with wings as eagles." (Isa.40:31)
There is a fable about the way the birds got their wings at the begining. They were first made without wings, then God made the wings and put them down before the wingless birds and said to them,
"Come take up these burdens and bear them"
The birds had lovely plumage and beautiful sweet voices; they could sing and their feathers gleamed in the sunshine but they could not soar in the air. They hesitated at first when bidden to take up the burdens that lay at their feet but soon they obeyed, and taking up the wings in their beaks laid them on their shoulders to carry them. For a little while the load seemed heavy and hard to bear, but presently as they went on carrying the burdens, folding them over their heartsm the wings grew fast to their little bodies, and soon they discovered how to uyse them, and were lifted by them up into the air;
The Weights became wings.
It is a parable. We are the wingless birds, and our duties and tasks are the pinions God has made to lift us up and carry us heavenward. We look at our burdens and heavy loads, and shrink from them; but as we lift them and bind them about our hearts, they become wings, and on them we rise and soar towards God. There is no burden which, if we lift it cheerfully and bear it with love in our hearts, will not become a blessing to us. God means our tasks to be our helpers; to refuse to bend out shoulders to recieve a load, is to decline a new opportunity for growth.
Blessed is any weight, however overwhelming, which God has been so good as to fasten with His own hand upon our shoulders.
Hello! I'm Marie and welcome to my little blog! Here you'll probably find me talking about being a stay at home Mrs&Mommy, The Army life, Our beautiful little girl, DIY things, The love of the Lord, and generally whatever is on my heart and/or mind at that moment in time. I hope you enjoy reading and plan to stay awhile!