The mother eagle teaches her little ones to fly by making their nest so uncomfortable that they are forced to leave it and commit themselves to the unknown world of air outside. And just so does our God to us. He stirs up our comfortable nests, and pushes us over the edge of them, and we are forced to use our wings to save our selves from fatal falling. Read your trials in this light, and see if you cannot begin to get a glimpse of their meaning. Your wings are being developed.

Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911) American evangelist, suffragist, author
A Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life, “The Life on Wings,” (1875)

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Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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