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Friday, May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013
Today's Photograph . . . . The Next Time You're Climbing A Hill Imagine The Burden Jesus Carried Up The Hill To His Crucifixion (MQ)
Bible Study Verse
I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (NIV)
Mountains are majestic in their glory of God and His creation. This verse is not talking about the hills being our source of help. It is acknowledging that our helper is the Maker of the hills-- none other than God, Himself.
But, this verse did prompt my thoughts to go to hills of significance in the Bible: the hill where the Sermon on the Mount was preached, the hills where Jesus went to be alone and to pray, the Mount of Transfiguration, and, especially, the mount called Calvary. You see, our help does come from that hill, in the form of Jesus' death and His subsequent gift of salvation.
The next time you're climbing a hill, burdened down by your pack, rifle, and maybe even the trophy you sought, imagine the burden Jesus carried up the hill to His crucifixion.
Take time to give Him thanks for not turning back. Jesus was seeking us, you and me, to draw us to Himself and the Father.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
When you're investing in a pack frame, try on several until you find one that makes you say, "This one feels good." Then, add some weight to be sure that it's the one for you. Your pack must fit correctly or it will take a lot of the fun out of your outing.