The silent high speed killer!
The Marshall Eagle
Pictured to the left is the largest eagle in Africa. Males will weigh up to 14 pounds with a wingspan over six feet 4 inches. He is capable of knocking a man down! He has enough power in his talons to break a man's arm.
This powerful bird spends most of the day soaring at great heights and occasionally hovers for prey. It's favorite meal is venomous snakes, monitor lizards, klipspringer and impala. Silence and speed is it's secret weapon. But it can kill large birds, mongoose, small antelopes, monkeys and sometimes small goats and lambs. We saw a video of one killing a wart hog!
Mounting up with wings like this eagle is very spectacular. It re-uses nests each year that are massive. They can be six feet across and four feet deep. I could lie down inside the enormous nest!
Those who wait on the Lord will mount up with wings like an eagle. The result of God's intervention in our lives is breath taking. Unfortunately most of us are not patient in waiting for the Lord. We wonder if He is aware of the details in our life. How could he know the struggles we have and leave us there to learn? Jesus saw the disciples struggling at the oars and intended to pass them by. Do you feel like he is leaving you in a situation that seems to be going nowhere?
Be patient and let the Lord choose His timing. That has been a hard lesson for us over the years.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.