Monday, October 7, 2013

October 5, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . . Pronghorns Are Not Related To Goats Or Sheep As Some May Think; They Are One Of A Kind, And The Only Horned Animals To Shed Their Horn Sheaths  (Ron T)
Bible Study Verse
II Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (NKJV)
If I had to pick a favorite animal, I believe it would have to be the pronghorn antelope. It is truly an icon of the American West and unique to North America. As the fastest land mammal in North America, everything about the pronghorn is designed for speed--an oversized windpipe, huge lungs, and a large heart. 

Pronghorns are not related to goats or sheep as some may think; they are one of a kind, and the only horned animals to shed their horn sheaths. They shed their sheaths every year. In my area they usually drop in early November. The new sheaths start to grow soon after the old ones are gone. 
(Ron T)

Action Point
The pronghorns get rid of the old beat up, broken horns. They fall to the ground and there they stay until the elements and rodents reduce them to nothing. When we receive Christ, we are born again. Our old self is gone, forgotten. We are a new creation. 
"Jesus answered and said to him, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God," John 3:3 (NKJV). To be born again--to be "in Christ"--one must confess with his mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in his heart that God raised Him from the dead. Do this and he will be saved. This simply truth is found in Romans 10:9-10, "If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved," (NIV).. 
When this transformation takes place, the person is a new creation. The old has gone and the new has come!

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
To keep your rifle scope clean and dust away from your lense, try making your own scope cover. Cut a section about a ½ inch wide out of an old tire inner tube, cut the ends about an inch wide, depending on the size of you scope. It will look like a big rubber band when you done.