What can we learn from this majestic bird? Is he Bold? Is he free?
The eagle has the longest life-span of its’ species. It can live up to 70 years.
However, to reach this age, the eagle must make a hard decision.
In its’ 40’s, its’ long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey which serves as food. Its’ long and sharp beak becomes bent. Its’ old-aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, become stuck to its’ chest and make it difficult to fly.
Then, the eagle is left with only two options: die or go through a painful process of change, which lasts 150 days.
The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountaintop and sit on its’ nest. There the eagle knocks its’ beak against a rock until it plucks it out. After plucking it out, the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back and then it will pluck out its’ talons. When its’ new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking its’ old-aged feathers.
Then after five months, the eagle takes its’ famous flight of rebirth and lives for 30 more years
Why is change needed?
Many times in order to survive we have to start a change process.
We sometimes need to get rid of old memories, habits and past traditions.
Only freed from past burdens, can we take advantage of the present.
Now we can be both bold and fee!
BOLD & FREE
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
Special thanks to my friend Debbie who sent this email to me – though I revised it and changed the last photo. Please see Free Eagle Graphics for some awesome eagle pix.