Exodus 19.4 You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.
God uses the most beautiful language to describe how He redeems His people. Here, He tells the nation of Israel that He bore them on eagles’ wings. It is Christ alone Who carries us on eagles wings of His redeeming love into the kingdom of light and love. But that is not all. Note that God redeemed them to Himself. That is what redemption is about. Being brought back to fellowship with God. Peter wrote, For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.
Beloved, we have been brought into God faster than any delivery service known to man! We would read in a later account of the Exodus story that God delivered His people as an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings. God still carries us today, saints. He teaches us to walk by faith and not by sight.
It has also been noted that eagles are known to carry their young out of their nests on their wings to teach them to fly, catching them when necessary on their outspread wings. Today, imagine yourself soaring through the sky and being held up by The Lord’s powerful wings. You take a flight of faith. You know that He will never let you crash. You may flutter. You may hit some turbulence along the way. You may not understand why you have been thrown out of the nest of comfort. But know this: God will carry you through all the way to heaven.
God’s deliverance of the Israelites from slavery was not just for liberation, but for adoption. He has brought us out and carried us through the wilderness of sin and the vice grip of the world to bring us to Himself, and make us His.