Friday, March 6, 2009

Spotted Eagle

This is a favorite verse of mine: "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" (Is 40:31).

The Bible uses a lot of symbolism ... And it carries references to the eagle as the messenger of God, and as a link between heaven on earth. But check it out, I came across this on another site: The Lakota (Sioux Indian) traditions call the Golden Eagle "Wanbli Gleska" meaning "Spotted Eagle." It is sacred to them because it flies higher than any other bird. It symbolizes the Spirit that flies through the hole in the sky and carries their prayers to Wakan Tanka "The Great Spirit." For a Christian, it would be the same as the Holy Spirit carrying prayers to Our Father. We can often see symbolism in the things around us, and I find it interesting that "eagle" has the same basic meaning, to my understanding, in two totally different cultures. Just found this interesting and wanted to share it ...

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