Tuesday, October 2, 2012

On Eagle's Wings ... Isaiah 40:26-31


26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one,
and calls them each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.
27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and complain, O Israel,
"My way is hidden from the LORD;
my cause is disregarded by my God"?
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 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.

34 comments:

Dorothy Champagne said...

Awesome!

Mike said...

Amen!

Carol said...

Amen. And exquisite. I lose my breath over winged things.

Rose said...

Amen! My favorite verse. I have that on my Bible cover, but your photo just enhances it!

jdhaze said...

Good verse and picture!

Patrina said...

"...but those who hope in the Lord....will renew their strength!". I would be defeated without that HOPE. He is my heartsong all day long. He is my Shepherd....I have everything I need.

Thanks for sharing this reminder, Steve. And I feel honored that you visited my blog - a man as busy as yourself, took time for me. Seriously, I am honored!

God bless the man with the camera -a camera in the hands of God. Keep him humble and joyful - witty and faithful. Bless his family & friends. Cover him with your protection - guide him in all his travels. Bless his simple mindedness - his eye for the ordinary, as he honors you, O Lord with his gifts and passion. You are the giver of gifts, O Lord and you have richly blessed Steve - this man with the camera - in so many ways. I thank you for his gifts and his choice to honor you.

May you shine upon his face...and give him your peace. Renew his strength when he grows weary - that he may soar where only eagles dare to go. Amen

Stephen Baird said...

patrina,
i am humbled and dare only thank you. my camera is His.
nikonsniper steve

calinutz78 said...

great shot and really great catch!
congratulation!

gaelikaa said...

Amen!

Doda said...

Beautiful!

I must tell my daughter to check out your blog. I am trying to encourage her with her photography. If you check out my blog you will see some of her pictures.

They call me "Deb" said...

There's the quote: "I'd rather see a sermon than hear one". I know that applies to how we live rather than what our words 'preach'.
But your photos are sermons. They speak volumes of who God is, what He's done, and how creation points to Him.
Thank you "Pastor Stephen".

kestrel said...

I think I know that bird - a Serpent eagle? You got the shot just right.

yen said...

crisp flight shot, well done.

BaysideLife said...

A perfect photo shot at the perfect moment. No church of mortar and stone could ever rival the cathedral of nature--God's own church. As the year draws to a close, I'd like to thank you for all of the lovely photos you have shared with us all. I've been transported back to places I've visited, made curious about places I'd like to visit, moved by the sheer beauty of your subjects, laughed at your humor, and mostly have been grateful for the quiet moments in which I visit your blog.You've challenged me to look at my surroundings with a more discerning eye. Have wonderful Holidays and may 2010 offer you new adventures,inspirations,health, happiness and love.

Rena said...

Beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog, Stephen. I'm really looking forward to looking over yours. Looks like you have some great stuff here!

Cloudia said...

Like eagles, we go around in cycles, but they can ascend with each circuit!


Aloha, Friend


Comfort Spiral

Jeni said...

There are no better words than those you have posted here to go with that beautiful photo!
God Jul!

Stephen Baird said...

baysidelife,
the pleasure has been mine. thanks for your kind words and encouragement.
all the best for you in 2010.
nikonsniper steve

Stephen Baird said...

jeni,
you are absolutely right.
God bless.
nikonsniper steve

Stephen Baird said...

deb,
thank you. i often pray that God will drag me in front of cool stuff he made so that i can get a shot and show others. it's amazing how many things i have learned this past year.
God bless.
nikonsniper steve

Rational Nation USA said...

Eagles are truly magnificant and majestic creatures.

Thet truly personify freedom.

Di said...

Stephen, what an amazing photo! it was waiting for you to capture. :)

Carol said...

By the way, it makes one heck of a gorgeous desktop background. I have all my shortcuts on the left side of the screen. It's very eyecatching!

Jenn said...

I have truly enjoyed strolling through your site. Thank you for sharing your gift! And thank you for stopping in at mine.

Traveling Hawk said...

Hey, Sniper, that's me, the Traveling Hawk! Thanks!

Trevor Woodford said...

Great capture.

Child of God said...

WOW!! Eagles are my favorite of all birds; this is a magnificent picture.

God Bless,
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Traveling Hawk said...

Wonderful, deep impressing words!

That bird it's me, the Traveling Hawk, isn't it?

Judy said...

Inspiring.

Flutterby said...

Wonderful picture, wonderful scripture. This is just what I needed today. Thank you for listening to God's inspiration and acting on it.

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

Good Word and lovely photo. :)

Gary Keimig said...

Great posts. and AMEN

Walter Grace said...

Love it!

Eve said...

Thanks Stephen! I love these words.