Sunday, September 22, 2013

September 8, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . . Let Us Not Trample Underfoot The Precious Blood That He Shed For Us (NPS)
Bible Study Verse
I John 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.  (NIV)

Awhile back, I was blessed to draw a bull elk tag for Arizona's coveted Unit 9. On the evening of the first day, a large bull entered a clearing about 200 yards from me. Once I had closed the distance, my shot rang true and the majestic bull lay 75 yards from where he was hit. 

As I cleaned and quartered the elk, I was amazed at how powerful the blood was. Blood that normally carries life can be disrupted by one well-placed shot; and suddenly, 75 yards later, life ceases to exist. Blood is the key ingredient that gives us all life. 
(Brett M)
Action Point
If blood is so powerful that it keeps that majestic animal alive, just think about how powerful the blood of the Creator of the universe was and is! When Christ died on Calvary, He shed His blood to "purify us from all sin." While blood brings life, whether we are people, elk, or quail, the blood of Christ gives us eternal life. Now, that is powerful blood! 

As Christians, we can become complacent about God's sacrifice, knowing that He loves us and will forgive us. Let us not trample underfoot the precious blood that He shed for us; and always strive to be obedient to His Word and His will.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Although blood and bodily fluids bring life, they can also carry infectious diseases. Make sure that you always carry several pairs of surgical/latex gloves for cleaning your harvest.