Monday, June 10, 2013

June  10, 2013    

Today's Photograph . . . .Sometimes It's Hard For Us To Remain Still In The Midst Of Conflict That This World Throws At Us (Ron T) 
Bible Study Verses  
Psalms 46:10-11
He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. (NIV)
We have been conducting an elk study here in the Black Hills, putting radio telemetry collars on elk calves and gathering information on how well they survive.  

The calf capture is interesting; we know where the calf was born due to a transmitter that falls out during the birthing process. After the calf is born, the cow elk licks the calf clean and even eats the afterbirth to eliminate any scent left in the area. With very little scent the calf is protected from predators that use their nose.  

The calf has the instinct to "be still" when the cow is out feeding, it remains motionless, and by not moving, it is protected from predators that key in on movement.  

Even though we know the location of the birthing area, it can be very difficult to locate the calf, we find the transmitter and start searching in a circular manner until we find the calf, when and if located, the calf remains still even while we collect our data.
(Ron T)

Action Point    
Sometimes it's hard for us to remain still in the midst of conflict that this world throws at us. But if we can be still, or in other words "sit down shut up" and give up trusting in ourselves and our own designs, we can then truly experience the all sufficient glory of God.  

We are going to face troubles in this world. John 16:33 reminds us "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world,"   (NIV).

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Pick up some neon colored sidewalk chalk next time you're in town, It makes good trail marker when you are in the woods hunting or hiking, plus it washes off after a few rains so you don't have to go back and remove flagging.