One of our children’s homes is located not far from the Arabian Sea, in Kerala, one of the states of India. Together with you, we were able to change the lives of the 40 boys living there. Victor and Zoya’s family are one of those who volunteered to financially support this children’s home. And thanks to the support of our partners, like you, this project keeps going successfully.
Recently, while visiting this project, we witnessed something very interesting. One day I noticed several eagles flying high in the sky. Magnificent birds soared without even moving their wings, they were enjoying morning ocean breeze. Suddenly, a crow came out of the blue. Flapping its wings, with angry croaking, the crow attacked one of eagles, that was flying on a lower altitude than others.
I was looking forward to a spectacular ending. The eagle was several times bigger than a crow! But something completely unexpected happened. The eagle didn’t pay any attention to the angry crow, and just kept soaring like nothing was happening. Then the eagle slightly changed the position of its wings, and mighty streams of the ocean breeze took it high in the sky. The angry crow attempted to follow the eagle, but it was thrown to the ground by the mighty streams of ocean breeze. Disappointed and defeated, the crow landed on the pail of garbage, and kept scavenging through it.
“Very interesting, – I thought, – Instead of spending its time and energy fighting with the crow, the eagle simply slightly changed the position of its wings and moved to a higher level”. For me this became a living illustration of what Prophet Isaiah said, “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.” (Isaiah 40: 31)
Every day each one of us experiences all kinds of problems. Sicknesses, disappointments and troubles are trying to take our focus off of what is really important. The Word of God is encouraging you not to get distracted by all of this. Instead keep being focused on God’s plan for your life. Like an eagle, mount up with wings, and rise up to the next level.
Victor and Zoya’s family lost their son in a fight against cancer. But they refused to accept the defeat, instead they decided to move to a higher level and fulfill the desire of their son. He wanted to make a difference through supporting children’s homes. With God’s help this family has made a difference in the lives of the 40 boys. What was meant for their harm, now became God’s victory in their lives. Think about this, maybe the challenges and the problems you go through right now, are meant to move you to the next level?
#FromHeartToHeart Stan & Lana
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