- September 6, 2017
Listening To The Father’s Heart
- by: Os Hillman
- August 25, 2023
Son, do you know how eagles teach their young to fly? From their home on the cleft of a high cliff, the mother decides it is time for them to fly so she literally pushes them out of the nest. Then she swoops under them, rescues them, carries them to new heights… and drops them again. That’s a bit of a picture of how I also work with my sons and daughters. I thrust you into situations in which you feel totally helpless. You feel that you are in a free fall. But your perception is not totally accurate. You think I am not there, but I am. I make sure you do not fall to the ground. By placing you into a vulnerable place, you are forced to trust. You learn to fly. You go to new places with me. You begin to understand that I am your security. Like the eagle, you too were made to fly. And the process often begins with a traumatic experience as I kick you out of the safety of your nest.
As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, so the Lord alone led him, and there was no foreign god with him. Deuteronomy 32:11, 12