The other day as I was driving, I noticed some sort of bird of prey gliding on the wind. I’ve always loved watching this because it is so effortless and beautiful. The word majestic has always come to mind. They take a leap, and then trust in the wind to carry them. For them, it is innate. As far as we know, they do not comprehend the freedom that they have in relying on an unseen force to carry them.
When we trust in the unseen nature of God to sustain us and carry us, we are truly leaping in faith. We are trusting in the intangible presence of our God to hold us up. This act of faith is a form of worship. How awesome to place our wholehearted trust in the one who formed the universe. Is there anyone better in whom to place our trust than the one who commands the wind? What joy and what peace we can have when we cast our cares on Him (1 Peter 5:7), and allow Him to care for us. How much more can we trust Him than even the birds of the air can trust Him (Matthew 6:26)?
Yes, the word majestic is appropriate. When we worship this way, God’s majesty is displayed in us as an example to others of His steadfast presence.
Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint
Finding faith in the journey,