Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Learning to Fly

Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.

He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Even youths shall faint and be weary,

and young men shall fall exhausted;

but they who wait for 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 40:28-31

This morning I saw something beautiful. She was a delicate and graceful bird and she flapped her arms like wings in the most gentle and beautiful way. Her name is Audrey and she is a student in one of my special needs creative movement classes. I only wish I had a video to share with you because I know it would bring a smile to your face. Audrey has come a long way this year and daily deals with some huge obstacles. Thanks to the careful and patient instruction of wonderful teachers who have faithfully worked with her she is soaring. Today she danced with a scarf, she stopped and froze at the signal of the music, she clapped her hands joyfully and today she flew.

Friends, don't lose hope in your struggles, obstacles and exhaustion. We have a loving Father who patiently and carefully instructs us and who strengthens us, the weak and weary. He even gives wings to soar!

3 comments:

Jo-Jo said...

So sweet and brought tears to my eyes. In my never ending prayers for the future of my sweet baby boy I find comfort in my loving Father knowing He will give this baby the wings to fly with just he perfect family!

Julia Brinkerhoff said...

Beautiful...thank you for sharing this!

Amanda said...

I would have LOVED to see this. . .