Earthbound Or Heavenbound – You Get To Choose!

Friday, 13 April 2012 12:31
images_of_three_ostriches OR  image_of_eagle_flying
Dear Neighbour,

I love being a child of God.  What an awesome experience when God drops His thoughts into my mind to teach me something.  Recently God showed me a picture that I cannot erase from my mind and it is my privilege to share it with you today…

In the vision I saw a group of birds flying with wings outstretched. Their wings symbolized their spirits. It was a beautiful sight that represented true freedom. The sight that I cannot erase was of a large group of birds sitting on the ground.   At first I thought they were wingless but when I looked closer their wings were disproportionately smaller and weaker than their bodies.  I did some reasearch and discovered that scientists believe that at one time birds like ostriches could fly.  Over time their bodies grew heavier and their wings became smaller and weaker until they no longer could fly.  They became earthbound. 

It was a picture of how sin has made us heavy and tragically caused us to be held captive.  Without the intervention of God we remain earthbound.  The good news is that God did intervene.  He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to set the captives free.  Jesus has come to forgive your sins and to give you spiritual wings – wings to set you free, wings that bring physical and spiritual healing, wings to soar above life’s troubles like an eagle and wings that will transport your soul to heaven one day.

God has given you the freedom to choose.  Will you be an Earthbound Ostrich or a Heavenbound Eagle?

But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
(Isaiah 40:31)

x Libby