Proverbs 30:18-19 18 There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:
19 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
These verses from Proverbs state that there are four things that are very wonderful, and yet, mysterious:
1. How an eagle flies,
2. How a serpent slithers,
3. How a ship sails,
4. How a man and woman are attracted to one another.
Solomon respected these observations by Agur and included them in his own book. We all wonder at times why things are the way they are.
The only and final answer is that God created them to act this way. God's creation is truly amazing and we can learn many things by observing it.
Looking at the eagle, it is an amazing bird, not only in the way it flies, but also in it’s other characteristics, as well. It is a bird that mounts up on wind currents to soar and fly in the heights. Storms create the best wind drafts, so it flies the best, when the winds are contrary.
The Bible uses the eagle to describe overcoming Christians, because we can also fly above any storm of life by mounting up in the presence of God.
Isaiah 40:28-31: 28 Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 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.
This is one of my favourite Scriptures. I have claimed it many times, to be able to complete the given task, or when I have been so weary that I even thought I could not go on. The Lord has never failed to give me the strength that I have needed, when I ask Him in faith to help me.
This Scripture states that those who "wait upon the Lord" shall renew their strength.
So what does it mean to "wait upon the Lord?"
Certainly, the first application of this would be to wait upon Him to show us what to do; however, there is also another application to the meaning.
When we dine in a restaurant, a waiter comes to our table to serve us or wait on us. When we are committed to serving God, then we are waiting on Him; therefore, we will be given the strength for the task He has given us to do. Even the young men, who do not know the Lord, will not have the strength that we are given, when we obey Christ's commands.