And on this day an eagle flies so high into the skies
That he becomes but just a speck to my mere human eyes.
I watch and ponder the great bird's fate as he disappears from view
Behind a silent puff of white set in expansive blue.
Although I cannot see him, I know that he is there
Soaring high on his strong wings into the crisp, clear air.
I'm struck by his awesome power; he seems to have no fear,
Buoyed by strength and courage, he goes wherever he dares.
I am grateful for this moment to watch the eagle fly,
To see the glory of God displayed up in the vast blue sky.
O Lord, I truly thank you for lessons learned each day.
They spark my faith with hope renewed enough to light my way.
I pray for the strength of the eagle to lift off and take flight,
And for courage enough to set my feet upon the path of right.
Keep my eyes forever focused on you, Lord, up above,
And every day restore my faith with your unending love.
~ Linda Gleason ~
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