This week in Wednesday Morning Chapel, Principle Batiste talked on one of troubles many face in society: Fitting In.
Fitting in – Feeling accepted in a group is a common problem that many of today’s youth face. The story of the Eagle and the Chicken helps us better understand the idea of not fitting in.
There was a mother Eagle on the side of a mountain taking care of its babies. The mother eagle took flight in search of food for its children. One of the baby Eagles, not old enough to fly became curious and crawled out of the nest. It fell out the nest and tumbled down the mountain, flipping and turning, until it finally reached the ground. Disoriented, the poor baby eagle was found by a local farmer and placed among a group of chickens where it began to grow up. Never learning how to fly, the Eagle grew up with the other chicks and adopted their ways. Its majestic beak scratched at the dirt and its long wings dragged along the ground getting soiled in the dirt.
As time went on, the eagle started noticing the differences between and at the other chickens. The eagle was not built to live on the ground. One day, it looks up and notices other majestic eagles in the sky. He realizes where it was meant to be and flaps its large valiant wings. Eventually, the eagle takes flight and joins the other eagles in the sky, happy because it found its rightful place in the sky.
The story of the Eagle and the Chicken is what it means be a child of God. We do not fit in to a society without God. We were meant to be God’s children with our wings soaring like eagles in the sky, living the life God meant for us. Where are you at in your life today? God’s Word will do what it set out to do in your life. Be confident and faithful and do what God set out for you to do.
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31