Freedom is absolutely exquisite. It is the gradual rolling hills of the vast, golden meadow. The endless gravel path, winding through tunnels lush with canopies of exotic greenery. The dancing notes of a cheerful melody, synchronizing keys and strings, merrily uplifting and perfectly tuned.
As the eagle gallantly soars overhead, the wind glides beneath his wings. He is graceful as his feathers catch the cool breeze, carrying him across the translucent heavens. His flight pattern is unpredictable. He is free as he soars. He is beautiful as he effortlessly cuts across the clear sky. Soft, white clouds, like smudges on a canvas, set the perfect backdrop. He has no limits and no restricting boundaries. He has no concerns or worries; only inherent elegance.
Similarly to the eagle, God intended us to live in freedom. Within the boundaries of his incredible will, he desperately desires his children to experience Him fully, to know Him as Provider, Rock, and Salvation. Where your tender heart has been thrashed, He is your Healer. When overwhelmed by endless responsibility and hopeless doubts, He is your Sustainer. He is the wind that will gently carry you to solid ground.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion-- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” (Isaiah 61:1-3)
Are you bombarded by the shame of past failures? Has your joy been stripped away and buried under agonizing years of intense and debilitating grief? Do not despair.
An unconceivable freedom subsists only within the love, protection, and guidance of the Lord. When this heavenly liberation is experienced, the absence of worry and guarantee of salvation inspire a new and robust confidence. With a simple invitation to become Lord of your life, you can know God’s perfect freedom.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” Revelation 3:20
He adores you. He desires you. He destined your life at the time of conception. He is loyal. He is just. He is good. So good.
You have captured a great portrait of the freedom God intends for us. I love this part especially: "he desperately desires his children to experience Him fully, to know Him as Provider, Rock, and Salvation."
As a pilot, I so love the freedom of flight and often think of the eagle while flying our airplane. I feel those same things you expressed in your encouraging article.