Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Soar Like An Eagle with June Foster

Thanks to Christian author, June Foster, for a beautiful devotion for all Writing with God's Hope  blog viewers today. Thank you, June. Be sure to scroll on to the bottom to hear about June's new book.


Soar Like an Eagle

Isaiah 40:31 led me to think about eagles. "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

 
I place my hope in the Lord. In fact He's my rock and my fortress, so if the prophet Isaiah compares people to eagles, I needed to know more about the creature.

There are more than sixty different species of eagles. They have unusually large eyes and pupils with a million light-sensitive cells per square millimeter of the retina, five times more than a human's. Their eyesight enables them to spot a rabbit up to two miles away.

The Harpy and Philippine Eagles have wings that spread 2.5 meters across. That's 8.2 feet, about 13 steps up a staircase or a bit over two times the length of a stride. Eagles can soar high above open plains and water. They are admired as symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence.

In Exodus 19 when the Israelites left Egypt, God instructed Moses to tell the people in verse 4, "You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself." The Bible refers to eagles seven times in reference to strength and speed.

These attributes are for people who hope in the Lord. He will never disappoint us and let us down. Though we may not feel powerful or free, we are. Take the Bible's word for it. God says in Matthew 6: 26, "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" This is good news!

  
And now, check out June's new release:
 
 Molly Cambridge arrives in the tiny Appalachian town of Misty Hollow intent upon bringing literacy to the area's uneducated women, only to be met by opposition at every turn by the headstrong, unbending mayor.
Joel Greenfield's passionate about turning the Greenfield property into a thriving dairy farm. Only problem, he can't even read the manual on how to operate the machinery and can't allow Molly to discover the truth.
Can two people who are cultures apart overcome the hurdles to fulfilling their dreams and find their way to each other?
 
 
 
 
An award-winning author, June Foster's novels include Give Us This Day, As We Forgive, Deliver Us, Hometown Fourth of July, Ryan's Father, Red and the Wolf, For All Eternity, Echoes From the Past, What God Knew and Misty Hollow. Find June online at http://junefoster.com.



Thank you for stopping by, June. The book sounds fascinating, and I loved your devotion about eagles. They are one of the Lord's most awe-inspiring creations.

Any questions or comments for June?

 

8 comments:

June Foster said...

Thank you, Janet, for hosting me today. It was a blessing to share my devotional. It just so happens my husband and I are staying at an RV park high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Colorado. Right here at the RV park is an eagles nest perched up in an aspen tree.

Janet K Brown said...

How wonderful! We hope to be doing that next month. We love nothing better than taking our RV into the mountains. One time near Vallecito Lake in S/W Colorado, we spotted 2 golden eagles. Enjoy & thanks for stopping by.

Gail Kittleson said...

I love reading posts where I learn something, and I did here. Thanks, June!

June Foster said...

Thank you for your comment, Gail.

Janet K Brown said...

I'm with you, Gail. Eagles are fascinating. Great to learn more. Thanks for stopping by.

Great Lakes Romances said...

Very interesting and informative. Reminds me of our former home in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where we often saw eagles flying overhead above the forest and above the water.

Best wishes with your book. Sounds like a very interesting read!

June Foster said...

Thanks, Great lakes Romances. I hope you'll read Misty Hollow which takes place in the Appalachians of Tennessee.

Janet K Brown said...

Thanks for your input, Great Lakes Romance. I've never been to Michigan, but it must be beautiful.