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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

An Eagle's Wings, 2 Nephi 25:13 by Ann Y.

"Behold, they will crucify him; and after he is laid in a sepulchre for the space of three days he shall rise from the dead, with healing in his wings; and all those who shall believe on his name shall be saved in the kingdom of God. Wherefore my soul delighteth to prophesy concerning him, for I have seen his day, and my heart doth magnify his holy name." 2 Nephi 25:13

An Eagle's Wings

Toward grassy earth, majestic bird,
Doth sacrifice her height,
To mingle with mere mortals here,
A moment's pause from flight.

And landing here, her wings fold up,
A mission to perform.
She seeks to gather forage for
Her young ones newly born.

Whilst walking on this lowly plane,
Without the lifting wind,
Her majesty thus lost to view,
Makes awkwardness her kin.

No one who sees her only thus,
Would guess at heights attained,
When eagle spreads her wings to soar,
Unleashing power untamed.

So too did He once walk with us,
Clothed in unsightly flesh,
To mire Himself in mortal pains,
And die just like the rest.

He landed here among the meek,
A mission to perform,
To gather all His little ones,
And bring them safely home.

From heights unknown, He sank so low,
He deigned to walk with men,
To teach us all that we must do,
To live with God again.

He took not power, His glory hid,
He shunned the kingly praise,
Not for love of money
Should we follow in His ways.

Very few who knew Him in His
Carpenter's disguise,
Guessed at the divinity
Behind those gentle eyes.

An eagle in His awkwardness,
Who bled and died as man,
Now spreads His wings to show the world,
The greatness of I AM.

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