Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All these past months we were watching and experiencing various difficulties arising due to the pandemic Covid-19. Every day we are hearing stories of tears and losses all over the world. We are continuously praying and expecting that it would come to an end. And we are eagerly waiting to come together as a worshipping community to worship God in spirit and truth. The fact is that no one likes to wait for a long period of time and think that waiting times are wasting times. But we can make our waiting times fruitful if we wait on the Lord so that it helps us to renew our strength.
The Bible says, “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). Eagle is one of the most powerful bird created by the Lord. There is strength in its wings. There is strength in its beak. There is strength in its legs. With such strength, it can easily descend fast, from any great height. We get the strength of an eagle by waiting on the Lord. Do you know how the strength of an eagle is renewed? When it feels as if its strength is declining or becomes old, it is said that the eagle goes and sits quietly on the creek of the mountain top. As it spreads its wings against the rock, the friction causes the feathers to shed off and within ten days, it would be completely shorn off. After thirty days or so, the fat contents in its body would melt away and the eagle would be still quiet until new feathers start growing. Within forty days, it would become young and mount up beautifully to high and exalted places. That’s why prophet Isaiah says, those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles.
During this pandemic, let us wait quietly so that we could get more strength when we wait on the Lord. We need to wait on the feet of the Lord with fasting and prayer as Mary waited on the Lord’s feet. The great men of God like Moses and Elijah waited in the Lord’s presence and they renewed their strength like an eagle. May God Almighty guide us and enable us to wait on the Lord and be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Amen. God bless you.
In His Service,