What a majestic bird! No wonderÂ the Bald Eagle is a symbol of freedomÂ and strength! It can soar at altitudesÂ of 10,000 feet. During flight, it canÂ effortlessly achieve speeds of 60 toÂ 70 km per hour.Â It is known for itsÂ excellent eyesight, and can spot a fishÂ from several hundred feet above theÂ water. Watching an eagle in flight is aÂ breath-taking experience, and certainlyÂ should cause us to admire its Creator!
Now imagine an eagle being keptÂ in a cage, not able to soar through theÂ air. It cannot help itself; it is withoutÂ strength. What a hopelessÂ situation! This birdÂ was meant to fly, to beÂ strong and free!Â Just like the cagedÂ eagle, we are imprisonedÂ by sin. We were madeÂ to have a relationshipÂ with the GodÂ of Heaven, but weÂ are bound by ourÂ sin and separatedÂ from Him. TheÂ sinful nature thatÂ we were all bornÂ with demandsÂ its ownÂ way. ItÂ controlsÂ our thoughtÂ life andÂ alsoÂ our actions, causing us to do thingsÂ like cheat, boast and lie. We try to liveÂ independently, with no thought ofÂ God or His claim on us. We are withoutÂ strength to break free from ourÂ sinful habits.
Wouldnâ€™t it be wonderful to beÂ free from the power of sin? Wouldnâ€™tÂ it be great to live the way we shouldÂ live, in fellowship with our Creator?Â The Word of God says that our sinÂ must be judged. We can do nothingÂ to deserve the forgiveness of God. WeÂ need Someone who is greater thanÂ ourselves, to not only forgive us, but toÂ give us the strength to live our lives inÂ a way that pleases Him.
God is the only one who can makeÂ this possible. We cannot come toÂ Him our own way. He has providedÂ a Substitute, one who has taken theÂ punishment for our sin, so that weÂ can be free from sinâ€™s control andÂ saved from the eternal punishment weÂ deserve.
The Lord Jesus Christ died for yourÂ sins! God showed His great love forÂ you when He sent His sinless Son toÂ die on the cross. â€œWhile we were yetÂ sinners, Christ died for usâ€ (RomansÂ 5:8). Have you taken your place as theÂ one who is without strength? Have youÂ put your faith in Him for salvation?Â Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ andÂ you will be saved (Acts 16:31).
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