Monkey, Cat, Eagle, and Hen

In philosophical thinking, there are two schools of thought concerning the relationship with God. However, the Bible gives different imagery.
Cat: One school defines grace with the imagery of a cat carrying a kitten with its mouth holding its neck. In this, the cat takes the initiative and holds it.
Monkey: Another school of thought gives the imagery of a baby monkey clinging to the belly of the mother monkey when the mother jumps over branches. The prerogative of clinging or holding is on the baby. Holding to God is the responsibility of humans. If there is a failure, it is fatal. Mother monkeys do not take responsibility.
Eagle: The Biblical imagery is different. Like the eagles, the Lord grooms, nurtures and protects. The mother eagle is eager to allow it to fly. When the time comes, the eagle stirs up or dismantles the next. Eaglet is compelled to fly; if it falls, an eagle is beneath the falling eaglet extending her wings to cushion the fall. “Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on its pinions” (Deuteronomy 32:11) God takes a proactive interest in the provision, protection, and progress of each individual. When there are threats, the eagle protects by keeping the young under cover of His wings. “He will cover you with his opinions, and under his wings, you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” (Psalms 91:4)
Mother hen: Unfortunately, people of God refuse his care, concern, and corrections. “How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” (Luke 13:34)
God takes initiative as He first loved us. He invites or calls us to Himself. The city of Jerusalem was not willing to listen to his call. God longs to keep his wings under His care and protection. Also, he trains us to fly – soar like eagles. Humble, and obedient chicks are safe and soar to great heights.
Have I surrendered to His cause and care?

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