I know for certain how I learned of this verse of Scripture. You see, my high school mascot was an Eagle. This set of verses from Isaiah 40 was often used at school to encourage us Mighty Eagles. Every time I read or hear these divinely inspired words, goose bumps break out all over my skin.
They Shall Mount Up With Wings Like Eagles!!!
The power and promise and demonstration in these words. It awes me, and it encourages me. Perhaps part of it is the nostalgia. In some ways it is as if hearing these words transports me back in time, sitting in an auditorium filled with other young people, and feeling the hope and determination that no matter what I've come from, I can do anything with my life if I put my mind to it.
The theme for my Project 26 this week is Strength. Whenever I hear the word 'strength', those verses in Isaiah 40 come to my mind. Always. While Galations 6:9 is my "parenting verse", this is my "life verse". I can lean on it in times when I feel weak. In times when I feel doubt. I can be reassured that it is through the Lord God that I have any strength at all.
I knew as soon as I saw this theme back in January that I'd be doing something for this verse in some way. Little Buddy loves to pretend he has wings to fly and has often used a blanket for his imaginations. To trusty Amazon I went to look for Eagle Wings, and Eagle Wings I did find! Eagle Wings Costume The wings were his reward for helping me with my "photography projects". He LOVES them. He wore them every day for the first few days. And man, can he ever squawk.
The Little Lady, of course, wanted a turn as well. She doesn't enjoy them very much, though. She leaves them to Little Buddy for the most part.
I cannot believe this beautiful kid is mine.
Next up in my group project is my California friend Krista. Poor Krista has had a bunch of crazy things happen in her life lately. The fact that she still found a way to get this theme done and posted on time is testament to her own inner Strength! Kind of funny though, is that my own facebook status yesterday about the Little Lady waking up way too stinking early these days inspired her images for our next theme: Struggle. There was a little confusion in the group about whether it was Strength or Struggle this time around. So take a look at Krista's Struggle, and maybe in two weeks we'll see her take on Strength! Krista Keller | Danville CA Child and Family Photographer