Why do you complain, Jacob?
To be honest with you, when I hear this verse of Scripture, I always think of the song. A song played and/or sung at funerals, memorial services, and as a tribute to a lost loved one. It wasn't until a friend lost her brother to a snowmobile accident that the song, "On Eagle's Wings" by Eric Clapton held a different meaning in my heart. Each time I heard it, I thought of her, and the loss her family endured that day and the years to follow.
But there is so much more to this than a beautiful song. This song is a product of the truths written in the bible, in the book of Isaiah. I'm only sharing the last five verses yet I think these are enough to leave you thinking, and thankful. Do you complain? Jacob complained too, and he's Jacob, so rather than beat ourselves (yes, I included myself in this) for complaining, read the words written. They ignite a reflective thought, don't you agree?
"Do you not know? Have you not heard?" Ouch, we know the truth, yet we grumble and complain, rather than accepting and looking up.
He gives strength to the weary
Do you need strength? I now I do, and I need it daily. Maybe I'm a bigger mess than you but if it wasn't for the strength of the Lord, I don't think I could survive the difficult days or celebrate the wonderful ones with the same energy and excitement. Do you get tired? Ever felt weary? Do you ever stumble, fall, or make a mistake (or two)? If so, pay attention to the next part of this piece of truth written in the Bible...
If you hope in the Lord, your strength is renewed!
Don't shuffle, drag your feet, or walk in your own strength. Instead, lift your eyes, heart, and arms to God. Then, we will soar like we've never experienced. Life will still happen, but our ability to get through and endure are now easier to see. Keep moving forward.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
When you are tired and weary,
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323