The Upward Look
© Copyright 2005, Max D. Hutto,

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits. . . . Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.”
Psalm 103:2,5 NASB ©

The phrase, “your youth is renewed like the eagle,” could draw from many aspects of the eagle. The eagle can almost without effort soar high in the sky gaining strength from the winds. The eagle, like other birds, molts each year shedding its old feathers and growing new ones. The old eagle sometimes develops a growth on its bill that eventually prevents him from eating. It must hit its bill on a stone to break off the growth. Then it can eat and renew its youthfulness. Whichever meaning David had in mind as he wrote this psalm, he calls God’s people to praise the Lord for God gives good things to His people that brings satisfaction to their lives.

Lord Jesus, my life is full of meaning and purpose because of You. Even when the circumstances of life press in around me, You bring contentment and joy to my life.


January 7, 2005

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