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What a thrill to know that there’s a power from God that will help us attain spiritual heights as the eagle attains physical heights. You and I as born-again believers ought to be like the eagle, never content to roost in a sparrow’s nest. God has designed and empowered us to be like the eagle. Moment by moment, experiences of growth and adventure in walking by faith can be ours. Yet it’s evident that many Christians have settled into a sparrow’s nest.
"Send me" is a prayer of availability we say in response to God calling us to serve Him.
So Isaiah's words come all the way to the West Coast to remind us that even though we are living on the edge, in more ways than one, we can't be written off, for the good news is for us, too. In fact, living in the coastlands of this great country gives us a unique perspective on the gospel. Living on the margins of the continent, we can appreciate a gospel that was intended for people living on the margins.
Who is God to you? How you answer that question affects your life more than anything else in the world. The challenge is to build our view of God from how he revealed Himself in Scripture as appose to accepting what people have told us about God.
Thomas Manton writes, "Thus vigorous opposition within, Satan and wicked men, our own hearts and all are against us. Oh! but be not dismayed, you are sure to overcome; you fight against a manacled enemy, a naked enemy, a vanquished enemy. Will you fear Satan in chains? He is bound up. He was let loose upon Christ and has been bound up ever since."
Joy. Sometimes it seems like it is lacking. Sometimes it feels like its impossible. We have lots of reasons to lack joy. But Christ is coming...
Advent brings the promise of peace. We yearn for it. We work toward it.