1 - Soaring Like Eagles

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like     eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." (Isaiah 40:31) 

Have you ever wondered why Isaiah 40:31 is written the way it is?

Question: Why is the Eagle mentioned specifically?
Question: What is so special about Eagles that they have a place in the Bible?
Question: What is the linkage between waiting upon the Lord and renewal of strength?
Question: Why is it that when you mount up with wings like eagles, you do not get tired?