Mount Up with Wings

mount-up-with-wingsOne of my favorite verses in the whole Bible is Isaiah 40:31 because it gives me hope when I am weary. Recently my children illustrated the “Mount Up with Wings” passage:

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 KJV

mount-up-with-wings-2My children drew an eagle soaring through the sky with complete freedom and strength. They illustrated mountains in the background to show that the eagle was living in beautiful surroundings. They wrote out the verse, and I sang it to them as they colored their pictures.

mount-up-with-wings-3What does it mean to wait on the Lord?

It is a resting under his leading, asking the Lord what we should be doing each moment, and walking by the Spirit. We are suffused with new strength when we are at the end of ourselves, and we lean into God for our strength. Thenย  we wait for our circumstances to eventually unfold, waiting for our trial to come to an end, and yet resting in the presence of the Lord to not fret until God brings about the resolution. I’m in such a situation right now: unresolved issues that I must wait for God to work in the other person’s life before the situation can be made right. I must rest, even while the issue is unresolved, knowing that God has all things in His hand.

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And as I wait, I gain new strength…

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8 Responses to “Mount Up with Wings”

  1. Ticia says:

    I’m with you, I love this verse too.

  2. Milosz Zak says:

    I think it’s always great to see parents effectively manage alternative education for their kids. If that’s combined with physical activity and ample world travel, you really can’t ask for more.

  3. Your kids’ drawings always make me smile. ๐Ÿ™‚ My boys don’t *like* to draw, so they don’t usually put their all into it. I’m hoping without their artistic older sister at home to outshine them, I’ll see some better effort in art with them this year.

    • Susan says:

      Kids get better when they have actual drawing instruction, like from Draw Write Now books or any step-by-step drawing book. This gave my kids more confidence in drawing from a young age.

  4. Branson says:

    I absolutely love this! Those drawings are genuine treasures! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Susan says:

    I loved how the kids’ drawings came out! We are placing all their Bible drawings in a binder so that they can be keepsakes.

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