Thursday, October 1, 2009


“And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:2)

EFT = Eagle Flight Training. Here’s how it works.

Mama Eagle removes all that warm, soft down from the nest. Nothing left but sticks and sharp rocks. Eaglets don’t like pokey sticks and sharp crags. Mama Eagle coaxes Eaglet onto her back. It’s the only soft place around. Then she spreads her wings and jumps into the thermal currents, soaring into the blue. Eaglet says, “Awesome! This is great!” Then, Mama Eagle flips and shakes Eaglet off her back. Fun’s over! Eaglet screams and tries to flap some wing but can’t get the knack of it. Man, life is just not fair. And the ground is coming up really, really fast. Out of nowhere, Mama Eagle swoops under Eaglet so he can grab on and then soars back into the blue. Eaglet’s heart begins to settle a little, and inside he’s thinking, “What a head rush! That was an awesome ride. I’d love to do that again,” and he immediately gets his wish. Mama Eagle shakes him off again, and down he goes into another tailspin. Wings still aren’t working. Tail neither. Again, Mama Eagle swoops down just in time. Mama Eagle is relentless and repeats this until finally Eaglet is able to keep himself from hitting the ground and flies up to where Mama Eagle is and learns what a thermal current is. Eaglet knew that life had to be more than a soft warm nest, but he never knew it could be that great.

For God to teach us how to “fly,” He may have to first make us uncomfortable, and then He may have to terrorize us. We may wonder what on earth He’s doing to us. But when we finally learn to fly, then we understand, and then we say, “Thank You, Lord. Awesome ride!” Then, it’s our turn to teach someone to fly.

Lord, Truly an awesome ride You are giving us. Thank You. Amen.

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