New International Version (NIV)
31 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.
To sail, a kite needs four things in balance – lift, weight, thrust and drag.
Some external force (Lift) must overcome gravity (Weight) and its forward momentum (Thrust) must overcome whatever is trying to slow it down (Drag). When these forces are in balance, the kite will soar. When they are not, the kite will either plummet or slowly fall to the ground.
What Flies My Kite?
Your gentle breeze caresses me
And looses all my earthly chains
I find that I am weightless, free
And soaring once again
But slowly things can drag me down
Troubles, trials, and doubts
I hardly notice the approaching ground
Or what it’s all about
So hold me tight, dear Lord above
And thrust me homeward with Your Light
I’m only lifted by Your healing love
It’s Your Grace that keeps my kite in flight
I seek You tonight and ask these things in Jesus’ name. Please heal those who are sick, feed those who are hungry, and mend the hearts of those who are hurting. Lift us all up on the wind of Your love. Let it caress us and draw us upward into Your presence where we may sail among the clouds of heaven. There may we find peace, find hope and find refuge.
Thank You, Lord
©2017 by William Pierce