FALL IN LOVE
HOW DO EAGLES FALL IN LOVE AND MATE
“But now ask the beasts,and they will teach you;and the birds of the air,and they will tell you….”(Job 12:7)
It is interesting to note how eagles fall in love.The two birds begin their courtship way up in heavens.The female will pick a stick with her talons and fly over the hills and mountain looking for a prospective mate.As soon as she spots a male eagle wants to respond to the the female,he will then fly into the sky and stretches out his feet to seize the stick.He will glide towards the female eagle and return the stick to her.He then drives down and resumes his place.
The female will continue circling the air with that stick and drop it again.The male will see the stick falling and if he is interested in her,he will once again reach out into the sky,catches that stick and sends it back to her.This spectacular gesture is repeatedly demonstrated for each to know that they are responding to one another.After which,they will both fly high into the sky and grapple with each other’s talons.
They will enfold each other and from thousands of miles up in the heaven,they will come tumbling down.And just before they hit the ground,they let loose of one another and again soar upwards.This is a picture of how eagles mate.They do not mate on the ground nor up in the trees.They mate in the sky.And their lovemaking,their fulfillment,their flight and joy are abound in heaven and not on earth.Eagles mate for life.A change of mate takes place only at the death of one or the other.They are faithful until death.
This courtship symbolizes our love relationship with Jesus Chrit,the Son of God,who lives in heavens.Here,Jesus drops a stick (the Cross)and we who were down below saw the cross and took it.We received and embraced His love.He came down and He took us up to be with Him,to mate with Him,and to be love with Him.And as we respond to God’s love,we are able to come to Him and through Him.”…I am the way,the truth,and the life.No one comes to the Father except through Me.”(John 14:6)
The Eagle In You
By:Rev.Dr Henry Ramaya
(An Ordained Minister of Assemblies of God,Malaysia)