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From the sun’s wink at the zenith, a blue of immeasurable depth extends in all directions to the horizon. I squint at the brilliant sky, wishing it could swallow me whole. Through a gullet of downy clouds, the stuff of daydreams would carry me into the heavens. I could float, suspended just below the stars. I’d peer through breaks in the clouds to watch over those still locked onto the landscape. A unique perspective for prayers. The rare snap of autumn chills my arms, reminding me a vertical dive would prove colder than I imagine.

What if all our dreams of flight were meant to show a lost part of our inner design? Could the Lord have inscribed upon our unconscious minds that we were meant to fly? The notion remains absurd if ascribed to our mortal bodies, but I have long pondered the spiritual meaning of our penchant for soaring. After all, we were not created for an eternal attachment to things of dust.

Since our souls must rise above earthly desires and things temporal, examining the spiritual aspects of flying could provide significant insights. The need to rise beckons us toward faithfulness in our entire journey with God, not merely the post-mortem span. Christ redeemed us for more than this life, even while we are still living it.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll explore these magnificent benefits through which Christ provides wings to believing souls.

Freedom

Perspective

Wind-Reliance

Peace

“those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles” Isaiah 40:31

Vivid panels twist and swoop, as two-dimensional figments come alive in the skies. A matching tail streams behind each one. Kites mesmerize me. I imagine myself riding the air beside them, as if I were meant to glide on the windwaves.

Perhaps I am. Perhaps we all are.

Grounded kites offer little entertainment and less inspiration. Laid on the flat, common places of the world, it cannot draw eyes to the summit of possibilities. It needs breath to raise it above its own potential. The unseen wind’s power lifts the kite to represent dreams beyond the flat, common places we live upon. By aligning with the wind, the kite reveals there is more to life than what we see on earth.

I want to be a kite.

I yearn to align so fluidly with the Spirit that its breath lifts me beyond my own potential to a height that illuminates God’s power. 

How about you? If you ever dreamed of gliding above the world, plan to catch the Spirit waves and rise to divine brilliance.

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