Sunday, September 09, 2012


I immediately thought of the hymn On Eagle Wings (composed by Michael Joncas) when I saw this sculpture near the observation point at Lookout Mountain.  "And he will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand".  It is a popular hymn especially at funerals.  I always get emotional listening to the singing because I thought of God's love and how my own parents (and as with most parents) providing the protection and always willing to make sacrifice for the children's well-being.  
"The snare of the fowler will never capture you, and famine will bring you no fear, under his wings your refugee, his faithfulness your shield."  QQ noticed my husband's collection of eagles on display around our house during his recent visit.  We saw eagle sitting on the tree but never lucky enough to see one in flight, not even when we were in Alaska.  Others kept showing me pictures of an eagle swooping down, plucking a fish out of water (fitting for the expression "eagle eye") and with the catch securely in its claws, flying back to its nest, high up above the tree.  I once heard someone said, "You can't fly like an eagle if you are among turkeys".  Not sure what that means because if you are an eagle, why hang around with turkeys?  It sounds like making excuses for your own failure, blaming it on someone else instead of taking responsibilities for your own success.
"For to his angels he's given a command to guard you in all of your ways; up on their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone."
This whimsical mushroom (above) and the fairytale looking gazebo (below) gave Rock City a bit of storybook garden since it would be boring just looking at giant rock formation.

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