When the eagle is around 30 years old, his physical condition has deteriorated to the point where he is no longer able to take care of himself properly. His talons lose their flexibility
and he can not grip prey easily. His beak becomes dull and bent. Also his feathers become heavy, clinging to his chest. thus making it more difficult for him to fly. So, gathering all his strength, he flies to the highes point of the mountain. Over
the next six months, he will remove his talons, smash his beak on rocks and pull out all his feathers. Each process produces regrowth of his body parts and "renews" his life for another 30 or 40 years.
Isaiah 40:31 tells us that they who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings as eagles. In the Hebrew language, the word that is translated "wait", "hope", or "trust" as in the different bible translations,
is a verb and means "to bind", or "to weave". Originally, kavah meant to "twist" or "weave," as strands of a rope, making a tool capable of holding a heavy load securely. So there iis acitivity in our waiting, in our hoping and in our trusting. For instance,
this could be a opportune time to get to know how God works in the world and in the lives of people. Taking time out to read a small portion of the Bible every day is a great way to learn about building healthy relationships, finding our unique path in life,
and to become successful in every good work.