by Jason Prater
This past deer season I was blessed with the opportunity to take my 9-year-old son hunting on a ranch in Rocksprings, TX. The first morning as we sat in a small ground blind with the sun peaking above the treetops, a crisp breeze blowing from the North, and several animals waiting for the feeder to deliver their breakfast, I found myself in awe of God’s majestic creation. Capitalizing on this opportunity, I quoted this verse to my son and explained to him how fortunate he was to be witnessing this miracle. Our God is…
…the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them. He remains faithful forever. (Psalm 146:6, CSB)
Like most 9-year-olds he didn’t grasp the beauty of creation the way I did that morning and was more interested in the chance to harvest his first deer.
Like my son that morning, too many times I find my own interest and focus centered on my plans, schedule, or a hundred other obstacles that life throws my way instead of slowing down and just being grateful for His faithfulness. His faithfulness to provide. His faithfulness to give strength. His faithfulness to love. His faithfulness in sending His Son to die on a cross so that you and I may spend eternity with Him.
I challenge you and myself to refocus our thoughts and attention back to the One who created us all.
And by the way, my son did get his first harvest that weekend!