Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Eagle With Her Eaglets Chrismon Symbol...

Offspring of eagles are called "eaglets." This term is used when three
or more Eagles are shown on a field. They represent immature Eagles.
Above is a stained-glass Chrismon of an eagle and her eaglets; color it
and hang it on your Christmas tree to remind you of the eagle scriptures
in the Bible.
       The eagle is used in heraldry as a charge, as a supporter, and as a crest. The eagle with its keen eyes symbolized perspicacity, courage, strength and immortality, but is also considered "king of the skies" and messenger of the highest gods. With these attributed qualities the eagle became a symbol of power and strength in Ancient Rome. Mythologically, it has been connected by the Greeks with the god zeus, by the Romans with jupiter, by the Germanic tribes with odin.
       In the Judeo-Christian scriptures eagles are associated with those who hope in God (Isaiah 40:31), and in Christian art with Saint John the Evangelist.
       An eagle lectern is a lectern in the shape of an eagle on whose outstretched wings the Bible rests. They are most common in Anglican churches and cathedrals. Read more...
The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States of America. The founders of the United States were fond of comparing their new republic with the Roman Republic, in which eagle imagery (usually involving the golden eagle) was prominent. On June 20, 1782, the Continental Congress adopted the design for the Great Seal of the United States depicting a bald eagle grasping 13 arrows and an olive branch with its talons. Both olive branches and arrows have very specific meanings in Judeo-Christian culture.
Scripture References for Eagle Chrismons:
  • "Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their life, And in their death they were not parted; They were swifter than eagles, They were stronger than lions. " 2 Samuel 1:23
  • "Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary." Isaiah 40:31
  • "When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens." Proverbs 23:5
More About Eagle Imagery in The Bible:

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