Friday, November 29, 2013

November 27, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . . Let The Spirit Of Thanksgiving Live On Everyday In Your Life  (MQ)
Bible Study Verses
II Corinthians 8:1-4
And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord's people. (NIV)
My wife and I were driving in the country, approximately ten miles from home. A car was stopped along the side of the road with its lights on; and the passengers were standing outside the vehicle. We stopped to offer assistance. 
The car had hit a deer, but was still drivable. The deer was apparently struck in the head. The driver did not want the deer; so I field dressed it, called the conservation officer to report the incident, and get the necessary paperwork. We brought the deer home and skinned it. The conservation officer came to the house, thanked us for taking care of the deer, and decided to take it to another person. 
Needless to say, I was disappointed. A couple of weeks later, the officer stopped at our house to tell us that he had taken the deer to an older gentleman who couldn't hunt and hadn't eaten venison for a number of years. When the gentleman saw the deer, he was so happy that he shed some tears. 
When I heard the story, I was truly blessed. This man had many meals to be truly thankful for. 
(Tom L)

Action Point
Let the spirit of Thanksgiving live on everyday in your life. This episode in my life prompted me to offer wild game to needy older people in our church. 
Our wild game belongs to God. It is a privilege to hunt and eat His creation. Share God's gifts with the needy and those who cannot hunt. Let God's grace overflow in your heart.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
During the Spring and Fall when deer are on the shoulders of the roads, travel between 40 and 45 mph. You will have time to stop and avoid extensive damage to your vehicle.