Its All A Matter of Perspective – Learning From the Eagles

by Christine Sine
Bald eagle, Tsawwassen B.C.

Bald eagle, Tsawwassen B.C.

A few days ago I walked along the beach in Tsawwassen B.C with my friend in Kim Balke. The breathtaking beauty of the mountains, the salty freshness of wind and the barrenness of the trees were all inspiring. In one tree sat 5 bald eagles, majestically surveying the morning scene. Not wanting to disturb the serenity of our walk, I decided to photograph them on the way back.

However as we headed back towards the car, the barren tree in which the eagles perched looked empty. I immediately started making fresh plans to return for a photo shoot.  As we moved closer something remarkable happened however – suddenly the eagles came into view. How they had hidden from view in that barren tree I don’t know, but they had.

How often I wondered do I make new plans because I can’t see what I hope for? How often do I mess up and get ahead of what God is doing because I think I understand? A little like Abraham trying to get a son and not seeing how God could possibly accomplish it. How often is my vision limited because I have not walked far enough along God’s path to see what is there? Impatience, limited understanding, lack of faith, they all distort my perspective and make it hard for me to see life from God’s viewpoint. How often do we all mess up what God is wanting to accomplish in our lives because we don’t trust that God is able to accomplish all that is promised?

Hebrews 11:1 reminds us: Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. So lets all keep walking today along the path that God spreads out before us. Let’s hold onto God’s promises believing that in the right time and in the right place God’s perspective will burst in upon us and enable us to see.

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4 comments

Joanie H January 8, 2013 - 11:53 am

A good word. That very verse is on the wall above our computer… God has been reminding me that He has our journey under control and I need to trust Him; His timing, His way.

So thankful when He sends confirmation and encouragement through others!

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Christine Sine January 8, 2013 - 12:17 pm

Joanie I am glad this ministered to you – a good reminder that we all need the encouragement and support of friends

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Phil Lanoue January 14, 2013 - 5:49 pm

Any day you get to see a bald eagle in the wild is a good day!

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Christine Sine January 14, 2013 - 6:22 pm

Thats for sure and it definitely changes your perspective on a lot of things

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