A gentleman captured two baby eagles & raised them with great care. They grew to be fine specimens of this noble bird, until one day the door of their cage was left open by accident & the birds escaped.
One flew to a nearby tree, where it settled on a low branch, for it could not use its wings, never having learned to fly except in the close confinement of its cage. It was not long until it met an untimely death by the gun of a hunter.
The other eagle fell or was knocked into a swift flowing river & was drowned.
Both of these eagles missed God's plan for their lives by being taken captive by man. They were created to live in high places & to soar aloft in the sky, but instead they were doomed to live on the ground & to meet an early death.
God created you & me to live on a high plane & to carry out the great plans He has for our life. May we have wisdom to yield our lives to Him so that the forces of sin may not take us captive & cause us to miss His plan for our life.
- Gospel Herald (moreillustrations.com)
Jer 29:11 (GNB): "I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for."
"There is always death at the end of your plan and life at the end of God's plan." - Rod Parsley.
Luke 7:30 (ISV): "But the Pharisees and the experts in the Law rejected God's plan for themselves by refusing to be baptized by John."