What Makes Your Baby Leap?
Happy Mother’s Day
Pastor Steve Lummer
“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.” – Luke 1:41-44 – (niv)
GOD CARES FOR US AS A MOTHER
“When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son…It was I who taught [them] to walk, I took them up in my arms…I led them with cords of human kindness, I was to them like those who lift infants to their cheeks. I bent down to them and fed them.” Hosea 11.3-4
The Tender Care of Mom
Like a mother, I HURT for you.
“For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant… I will not forsake them.” Isaiah 42.14-16
Like a mother, I’ll never FORGET you.
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” Isaiah 49.15
Like a mother, I’ll always COMFORT you.
“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you” Isaiah 66.13
The Watchful, PROTECTION AND PUSH of Mom
“As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings: So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.” Deuteronomy 32.11-12
What make’s your baby leap?
As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.” – Luke 1:41-44 – (niv)
THE NATURE OF GOD IS LIKE THAT OF AN EAGLE
EXTRA ORDINARY SIGHT – An eagles can spot a rabbit from as far as a mile away.
Bald eagles are capable of seeing fish in the water from several hundred feet above WATER – Five to six times sharper than a human’s.
this picture reminds us how that God vision is strong and broad enough to see everything that is going on around us and everything that is going on inside of us..
EXTRA ORDINARY SPEED -Bald eagles are powerful fliers who can reach speeds of up to 100 – 180 miles per hour during a dive. Average flight speeds are about 20 to 40 mph . They can soar for hours on end.
EXTRA ORDINARY STRENGTH – Eagles weigh about 25 LBS but they can lift 3x’s there weight.
It reminds us of the incredible power and strength of our God!
EXTRA ORDINARY PATIENCE – At from 10 to 11 weeks of age, eaglets are fully feathered, nearly full grown and can fly from the nest. BUT IT ISN’T AN EASY ADVENTURE. – The largest bald eagle nest ever recorded was found in Florida. It was more than nine feet wide and 20 feet high and weighed more than two tons.
Though many of us have seen pictures of a huge eagle’s nest high in the branches of a tree or in the crag of a cliff, few of us have gotten a glimpse inside. When a mother eagle builds her nest she starts with thorns, broken branches, sharp rocks, and a number of other items that seem entirely unsuitable for the project. But then she lines the nest with a thick padding of wool, feathers, and fur from animals she has killed, making it soft and comfortable for the eggs. By the time the growing birds reach flying age, the comfort of the nest and the luxury of free meals make them quite reluctant to leave. That’s when the mother eagle begins “stirring up the nest.” With her strong talons she begins pulling up the thick carpet of fur and feathers, bringing the sharp rocks and branches to the surface. As more of the bedding gets plucked up, the nest becomes more uncomfortable for the young eagles. Eventually, this and other urgings prompt the growing eagles to leave their once-comfortable abode and move on to more mature behavior.
EVENTUALLY THERE IS THE LEAP – WHAT MAKES YOUR BABY LEAP?