||The comparison of strength in the Lord to an eagle's strength would have had great meaning for the people of that time. The facts are, if an eagle is just flying from one feeding area to another, it flies about 20-30 miles per hour. However, when migrating, eagles seldom flap their wings. Instead, they use thermal updrafts to gain great altitude, and they soar in a long, descending glide, as you will see in the video, within which they can easily hit 50 to even 75 mph.
It has been estimated that eagles can see 3 to 4 times farther than humans and that they can see another eagle soaring nearly 50 miles away.
The eagle moults in his old age and renews his feathers, and with them, his youth. That’s why the psalmist said, “They shall mount up with wings as eagles.” The new feathers on their wings represented renewed strength in the Lord.
Who is the Only One Who has the power to transform the old, bored, tired, burnt out, overworked, under-driven, sin-filled men and women into young, excited, productive, powerful people with renewed strength?