Strolling in the Green Grass on the Other Side of the Fence…

image via ecobirder.blogspot.com

Mother Eagle builds a nest.

First weaves together thorny branches. Then lays atop soft filler.

As baby eaglets grow the space gets smaller.

Reluctant to leave, Mother Eagle begins to remove soft filler.

image via hillsborough-nj.org

 Eaglets cry as thorns poke and prod and they try to get comfortable in the nest.

Mother Eagle continues to remove the soft filler until all that is left is a nest of thorns.

Finally when the pain is too much, the eaglets begin a new journey learning to fly.

image via aerie.iving.ca

How easy to try to plop down in a mud puddle of “maybe this is all life has to offer”….

How easy to try to live avoiding all the growing pains of life…

But this is nothing more than hide and seek living when you are always the one hiding.

Pain pushes us out of the comfort zone and brings us to a new plateau.

And by His grace the “grass is always greener on the other side of the fence” becomes the green grass we find ourselves strolling in.

Pain and the realization of hope go hand in hand.

If we choose it.

“and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” Rom 5:5

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5 thoughts on “Strolling in the Green Grass on the Other Side of the Fence…

  1. I learned something new about eagles and eaglets… what an interesting analogy; thank you for sharing that. “Pain and the realization of hope go hand in hand”… yes, I’ve found that to be true.

  2. Please dont ever stop writing, you are gifted, your expression is a gift you give us. thank you , this was another fantastic post. -Heidi

    oh yeah, and you have great taste in your photo arrangements too.

  3. “Until all that is left is a nest of thorns.

    Finally when the pain is too much, the eaglets begin a new journey learning to fly…”

    Wow, heartofJ, I see two amazing images here: a *nest* of thorns (I wonder what parallels there might be to a *crown* of thorns?), and “begin a new journey…” — but only *after* “the pain is too much”: Could it be that during those times in our lives when we experience deep, sharp heart-pain, that God wants to use that pain to nudge each of us *out* of the previously-soft nest, in order to get us to embark on a *new* journey — one of HIS design? Thanks for your beautiful word-images and verse! Like a mother eagle *carries* her young eaglets on her back for a time, so, too, God, even *more* compassionate than a mother eagle — or even a *human* mother, carries *us*! (If you have never seen such a sight, then I pray you might one day, soon — or perhaps that you would be able to locate such a photo; it’s an unforgettable image!)

    May you sense and know that even today, heartofJ, you are being *carried* by this One Who loves you – the same One Who feeds the baby birds! – gracie;-)
    p.s. Thanks for dropping by to visit my blog!

    • Yes, gracereigns you explain well the message I wanted to impart! That does sound beautiful to see a mother eagle carry her eaglets on her back…and I love how you related that to how God carries us. thank you for your kind words…may you too know gracereigns the trust of being carried by Love Himself! Blessings!

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