By: Steve Negley

Posted: June 2, 2023

Category: Daily Devotional

Job 39

26 “Is it by your wisdom that the hawk soars
    and spreads its wings toward the south?
27 Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up
    and makes its nest on high?
28 It lives on the rock and makes its home
    in the fastness of the rocky crag.
29 From there it spies the prey;
    its eyes see it from far away.
30 Its young ones suck up blood,
    and where the slain are, there it is.”

There’s a hawk that lives in my neighborhood. The hawk is bigger than the blue jays and the mockingbirds that sometimes keep me company. Occasionally it will land on the fence in my backyard, and if I’m out back it gets my attention.

Recently my friendly hawk (or a cousin) met me at the back side of the church. As I was walking in from my truck, the presence of this winged buddy gave me reason to pause a bit and reflect on another of God’s impressive creatures.


Wonderful God, as you were having your “Come to Jesus talk with Job”, your wisdom in inspiring the hawk was noticed by both parties. Let me pause today to ponder your great wisdom in my life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.