On Sunday night Dave and I went to the Sunday night service at Dave’s parents’ church in Bryceville (which is also the church Dave grew up in).
The pastor read Deuteronomy 32:10-11, "In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye, like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions."
When an eaglet is learning to fly, the eagle nudges the eaglet from the nest and then flys with the eaglet to catch him if he falls.
This particular passage from the Bible is talking about Israel and how God guarded them. But I also knew at that moment, as the preacher continued to preach, that this passage was also referring to me and anyone else out there needing protection from God.
I had a vivid picture in my mind of me leaving my house on the day I go have the blood work done to see if I am pregnant. I saw myself setting forth to find out if I am pregnant, knowing full well if I am not pregnant, I will fall. It will be a huge let down, an enormous disappointment.
But the picture didn’t stop there in my mind.
Like the eagle catches its eaglet when he falls, I saw God catching me.