Sunday, September 22, 2013

September 12, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . . Stalk Jesus. You'll Find Him (NPS)
Bible Study Verses
Mark 16:6-7
"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him, just as he told you.'"
One day, my son and I were stalking two Coues whitetail bucks. I sent my son around behind where the bucks were bedded in the bushes. I was going to slowly advance from below and try to push them by him in hopes that he would get a shot. 
As I approached where the bucks had been, I could see that they had moved out--risen, so to speak. There were two empty beds under the bushes. 
As we started to leave, one of the bucks suddenly blew up under us from his hiding spot. He'd been watching us all the time.
Jesus had risen. The angel said so; and the tomb was empty, just like the empty deer beds. And, Jesus was just around the bend, waiting to reveal Himself to His followers. The empty tomb is the foundation of our faith in Jesus. 
There were several factions who would have benefited immensely if Jesus had been proven a fraud. All they had to do to confirm Him as such was to produce a body. Don't you know they would have done so if they could! Take a look--the tomb is still empty. The fact remains--there is still no body! Not on earth, anyway. To see the body, you have look into Heaven! 
(Cliff S)

Action Point
As hunters, we stalk our prey carefully, silently, and stealthily. We read articles and study the animal's habits in order to get close to them. 
Study God's Word with the same diligence. Stalk Jesus. You'll find Him right where He said that He would be, seated at the right hand of God the Father. 
He waits there to come into your heart and to give you eternal life, joy, strength, and peace.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Plan your stalks carefully. Check the wind often. Utilize all available cover to conceal yourself. Do not let the animal see, hear, or smell you. You can do it if you prepare properly and execute your plan well.