When mother gets tough
Battering her young to the edge
She does this with fortitude
Determination, decisive, defiantly.
Little eaglets my complain:
O mum, it is too rough!
Enough of this ‘Mum Madness’
They may even rebuke the devil
But the devil has no hand in it.
It is the goodness, grace, loving kindness
Of an insightful parent
Bent on not raising a spoilt child;
Bent on raising a child that will soar one day.
They have to toughen up for the rough terrain, see with two sets of eye lids
Be used to understanding the language of the wind
Able to renew her youth and coat
When they become threadbare
Able to reproduce, parent and die with majesty
Yes, she must discern the sound of the wind
And know how to maximise momentum.
That is how God gets glory
In what looks like a sad story.
So let the world call it child abuse
eagle calls it child in-training for reigning
God calls it School of the Spirit, University of Adversity
To birth a bountiful enduring prosperity.
Discomfort, calling forth the gold in them to come forth.
Therefore yield to the Hand if the Master
As He daily fashions you
The Master Crafts-man knows the beautiful angel that lies within the jar of clay, mound of stone
He has lots of equipment with which to scrape, chip off, dust which will not make music to your ears
But His finished product will dazzle, mezmerize, change your story
and give glory to the Lord if Glory,
and that’s what matters!
75 I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are right,
And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. Ps119:75
New International Version (NIV)
10 In a desert land he found him,
in a barren and howling waste.
He shielded him and cared for him;
he guarded him as the apple of his eye,
11 like an eagle that stirs up its nest
and hovers over its young,
that spreads its wings to catch them
and carries them aloft.
12 The LORD alone led him;
no foreign god was with him.
13 He made him ride on the heights of the land
and fed him with the fruit of the fields.
He nourished him with honey from the rock,
and with oil from the flinty crag,
14 with curds and milk from herd and flock
and with fattened lambs and goats,
with choice rams of Bashan
and the finest kernels of wheat.
You drank the foaming blood of the grape. Deut 32:10-14
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Ps103:5