Monday, January 6, 2014

January 6, 2014   

Today's Photograph . . . . He Alone Is Able To Bring Us Through The Storm To Safety  (MQ)
Bible Study Verse
Jeremiah 10:13
When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain, and brings out the wind from His storehouses. (NASB)
One night high in the mountains, my husband and I were camped out in our cozy two-man tent. It was the night before his bull elk hunt, and there was a great sense of excitement and anticipation in the air. 
There was also a powerful storm moving in, and it was quite apparent that we needed to seek shelter in our little tent and wait out the impending downpour. The storm came quickly and the rain was so loud that we shouted to get our voices to carry over its roar. 
More impressive than the power of the rain was the lightning - cracking and popping with no distinction between lightning strike and thunder. Searching for some courage, I yelled to my husband right next to me, "Honey, are you scared?" 
ALthough honest, his reply did not provide the inspiration for which I'd hoped. "Well, I'm getting there!" he shouted. 
I laughed nervously and began to pray, pray, pray. 
(Sara S)

Action Point
When the storms rage, there is only One who can comfort, only One who can provide the courage needed to withstand. Only One who can say with authority, "Peace, be still." 
This One is Jesus. We need not yell, we need not panic; we need only to bow in humility and acknowledge the awesome power of our King. He alone is able to bring us through the storm to safety.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
When pitching a tent, location is vital. Pick a high place without much grass. Grass grows where the water flows! Invest in a good-quality tent that has a rain shield; and be sure to position the tent so the water flows away from and not underneath it.