Last night, we were driving the back roads from Siloam Springs. We headed east toward Gentry and we saw a bald eagle fly about 10-12 foot above our car. It was at dusk and we noticed an Eagle Watch nature trail on Hwy 12 about a mile down the road. Today we went back to Gentry and hiked the Eagle Watch trail. We went down to the lake and noticed two eagles soaring over head as well as a flock of geese get startled and fly off from the shore.
Our camera has 12X zoom so I couldn’t get a good close up. They were soaring pretty high and it was a beautiful sight to behold a bald eagle soaring in the gloomy sky. I was reminded of the Scripture in Isaiah 40:29-31:
29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
To watch an eagle soar and then read that God says we shall mount up with wings as eagles, stirs my heart to believe that God will help us rise above all trials and tribulation. He will allow us to soar over all hardships and not be moved. We might experience the cross-winds but through it all He helps us soar higher.
We also saw this old KCS train in Decatur then a caboose in Gravette. What an awesome day we had as a family.