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EXODUS 19:3-4: And Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying,
“Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: ‘You have seen what I did to
the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.'”
A friend told me that when he was a young boy, he lived on one side of his small town and the school
he attended was located on the other. Bus transportation was limited to the students who lived out of
the city limit, so he had to walk many blocks both to and from school. ”
After a tiring day at school,” my friend explained, “I would sometimes fantasize on my way home of
having wings that would lift me over all the houses and trees and deposit me directly on my front
It was wings like these that God figuratively used to bring Israel to Himself. In spite of the obstruction
of Pharaoh and his army, through the barrier of a seemingly uncrossable sea, over the hurdle of a dry
and barren wilderness, God lifted His people up and brought them safely to their destination. No
obstacle was allowed to stand between Him and those He loved.
Are you facing obstacles today that threaten your joy as a Christian? Maybe these obstacles are
health problems, financial struggles or family relationships. Perhaps you are frustrated by
circumstances beyond your control. Well, don’t fantasize as my friend did. Instead, look to God’s
mighty wings to lift you up and carry you to where He wants you to be.
Remember the promise of Isaiah 40:31: “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.” Claim that promise today.

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