I'm not sure about the north, but I know that if you're from the south, then you will most likely be wearing camo around this time. Deer season begins a week from today this year. You may be wondering, "What does deer season have anything to do with Christianity?"Well, one verse stands out to me at this time of year. Psalm 42:1 - "As the hart (deer) panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God." My Dad taught me years ago that when a deer is hit, they run to water. Their mouth dries up, and they try to get moisture from the air. So they pant and run towards water...towards life. ....as should we.
Life is hard. Sometimes we get hit. And sometimes when things go wrong, we tend to look up to the sky and yell "WHY God?!" But instead of doubting your Creator and Savior, be like the deer. Run to water. Run to life. Run to Him! Jesus said in His word that those who drink the water He gives shall never thirst again. They will be refreshed and fulfilled and satisfied. When we are wounded, let us run to Him and drink Him in. Let Him quench our thirst. He promised to do so... John 4:13-14 - "Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." As the deer panteth for the water So my soul longeth after Thee. You alone are my heart's desire And I long to worship Thee. You alone are my strength, my shield, To You alone may my spirit yield. You alone are my heart's desire, And I long to worship Thee. You're my friend and you are my brother Even though You are a King. I love You more than any other, So much more than anything. I want You more than gold or silver Only You can satisfy. You alone are the real joy giver And the apple of my eye. You alone are my strength, my shield, To You alone may my spirit yield. You alone are my heart's desire, And I long to worship Thee. If you're like me, then you desire to live every day literally panting for Christ. Whether you're an avid deer hunter or you're more enthused about being indoors, learn a lesson from the deer. Pant for your Savior.