Saturday, November 2, 2013

November 2, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . . You Are Rolling The Dice . . . (FWS)
Bible Study Verse
John 3:18 
Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. (NIV)
Living in Michigan has always provided a sense of relative safety to me. Unlike other areas around the US, we don't have to deal with hurricanes, tremors, avalanches, a wicked tornado season, or earth quakes.
But even here, we have to be on guard:  
  • I had an unpleasant encounter with a pack of coyotes one night while coming back from bow hunting white tail - a night of hunting I will never forget. 
  • On a backpacking trip, we had to deal with "nuisance" black bears that liked to come into camps at night to try to find food. 
  • An acquaintance of mine had quite a precarious hunting trip in the upper peninsula of Michigan when a pack of wolves decided to locate themselves under his tree stand for a period of time. My nephew had to give up a deer he had shot to a pack of wolves who beat him to it. 
The outdoors is full of great adventures, but there's risk involved.
(Dave M)

Action Point
This world is full of risks. It doesn't matter where you are or how safe you think your home is, it's not. Every day you wake up and get out of bed, you are "rolling the dice." Insurance companies try to give the image that life can be safeguarded. It can't. 
No man knows the hour or the day that he will no longer exist on this Earth. The only comfort any of us can take in living out our days is to "know" the One who created them. God created the heavens and the earth, but He created us in the middle of this. 
He desires to have a relationship with you. If you have never accepted Him as your Lord and Savior, do so today . . . you just don't know what tomorrow will bring.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
If you are hiking along a coastal trail on a backpacking trip, a marine radio is a nice option to have for communication in case of an emergency. You can contact any boat in the area to get the Coast Guard if need be.