Categories: HomiliesPublished On: December 7th, 2022Tags: , 393 words11.9 min read
Soar With the Eagles

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Soar With the Eagles

Christmas can be a challenging holiday. Our perception is that it should be joy filled, happiness, and family celebrations. And for many people it is. And for many people it is just the opposite. It is a time of anxiety, depression, and a time to just be avoided.

Whether you look forward to Christmas or look forward to it being done it is difficult for people to understand the opposite point of view. That is why Isaiah is so important today. Yes, he was writing 2,600 years ago but it is just as true today as it was then. Here is the verse to remember.

They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength,
they will soar as with eagles’ wings;
They will run and not grow weary,
walk and not grow faint.

Truthfully, as we go through this Advent journey there will be times of tiredness and depression. There will be highs of excitement and joy.

These times are not in the best interests of our health and wellbeing. Yes, they happen, but God designed us to live in the middle. The mountain top experiences are awesome and give an insight to heaven. But we are not ready for heaven. The valleys are when we realize that we have problems that we cannot handle by ourselves. Then hope in the Lord renews our strength.

Several days after the mountain top experience we grow weary and faint. Where is all that glory? Where is all that love? It’s still there, just not so obvious. And when we are in the midst of depression don’t we say the same thing? Where is your glory? Where is your love? It is still there, just not so obvious. So, what do we do?

Back to scripture. Hope in the Lord. He will renew your strength. In other words, trust in God to give you the graces needed. Soaring like an eagle, ummm, you may not be quite ready for that right now, but it is promised. And as you trust God you will know what it means to soar like an eagle.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and if the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen