The meaning of life is described by God as a constant process of bringing us back to Him. Exodus 19:4 explains this process. All that happens in the life of the Christian, both positive and negative, is our God bringing us back to Him. The methods that God uses for this purpose are found in Deuteronomy 32:12. The Bible says as an eagle…so the Lord.
As the eagle builds so the Lord builds our lives. We are one complex construction site constantly being fashioned by our longsuffering God who builds us as an eagle builds her nest.
Not only does the eagle build, but it also breaks. One day she removes the soft fur from the nest trying to break her young from always wanting to stay in the nest and never growing. In the same way, we are broken and molded by the trials of life, all to draw closer to Him. This is how we grow and become mature Christians.
An eagle also broods, and our God broods over us in His way. And eagle bears. When the young become of age, they are cast out of the nest to experience flight. At first they flutter and, unable to fly they begin a rapid descent. Just before they crash the mother eagle bears them up on her wing. This process is repeated over and over until flying is mastered. And so our God bears us up, over and over again until our flight is mastered through our trials.
God will forever be bringing us to Him. May we trust His awesome plan.