No wonder the bald eagle has such a significant symbolism to our country…
It can live up to 70 years.
But to reach this age, the eagle must make a hard decision…
In its’ 40’s its’ long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey which serves as food.
It’s long and sharp beak becomes bent and Its’ old aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers; Become suck to is’s chest and make it difficult to fly.
Then, the eagle is left with only two options: Die or go through a painful process of change which lasts 150 days.
The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountain top and sit on its’ nest.
There the eagle knocks its’ beak against a rock until it plucks it out
After plucking it out, the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back and then it will pluck out its’ talons.
When its’ new talons grow back, the eagle start plucking its’ old aged feathers.
And after five months, the eagle takes its’ famous flight of rebirth and lives for 30 more years.
Why is change needed? Many times in order to survive
We have to start a change process.
We sometimes need to get rid of and shed old memories, habits and other past traditions.
When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the clouds…
An amazing tidbit about the Eagle’s eyesight: The eagle can probably identify a rabbit moving almost a mile away.
That means that an eagle flying at an altitude of 1000 feet over open country could spot prey over an area of almost 3 square miles from a fixed position. Sounds like an eagle might make a great Sales Person!
No wonder God wants us to spread our wings and soar with eagles.