Deer season is upon us. This is a big deal in our house. I had never been hunting in my life until I met my husband. I now own more deer heads and plastic ducks than I knew one person needed. Truth-be-told though, I would rather him hunt than so many other things he could be doing. And on those rare occasions I get to go, I actually enjoy it – even the time I was seven months pregnant in December and he got me up at 3:45am to hike to the top of the holler. An interesting story you can ask me about later.
Anyway, starting in about August, Kyle gets the itch. Since hunting season does not open until at least September, he contains his excitement only by watching the outdoor channel on TV. I have seen a lot of whispering guys on TV to say the least, but there are some things I have learned along the way (my husband would be proud!).
I have learned that deer can hear and smell far better than I can, they can jump a fence sometimes four to six feet tall from a standstill, and in all my observations I have never seen one of them trip or fall as they go through the woods. I am impressed by all of these things and how God has made them with these attributes to make them unique but also to protect them. They are actually quite amazing animals.
With the season upon us, deer are a hot topic of conversation around our house, and amazingly enough, God actually has something to say about them too. Habakkuk 3:19 says, “The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on to the heights.”
This is a huge promise to me. So many tings in my life as of late are a venture into the unknown, a path God is leading me down that I have never contemplated, much less attempted. God truly is my strength and how thankful I am that he makes my feet like the feet of a deer. I told you, in all those hunting shows or watching them from a deer stand, I rarely see them stumble. I pray God grants me the same solid footing and can’t wait to see the view from the heights to which He takes me – usually a surprise, always a miracle.
How faithful is our Savior. May you claim this promise as well – graceful and sure-footed in our walk with the Lord.
It is deer season at our house – in more ways than one!