The Sunday Message

In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. – Psalm 95:4-5 (NIV)

Many years ago a couple friends and I went “shed hunting” in the Sun River Wildlife Management Area here in Montana. We planned to get our fair share of elk antlers!

That year the opening of shed hunting started at midnight. We were about five minutes late, and the game warden told us we were about the 45th vehicle through the gates. There were lights all over the mountains. It was quite a scene.

We walked and walked and walked. It rained on us as we went up and down hills and mountains and over some flat plains. We were pretty high up in the mountains when the sun started to come up. I stopped to admire God’s work and down below me were about five elk taking their morning stroll in the mist. It was so beautiful. I stopped what I was doing and thanked God for his work and that I was able to enjoy the beauty.

I was the only one that found an antler – it was from a deer. We were kind of embarrassed as we came through the gate and they asked us what we found.

We were exhausted from the nine-hour walk, but the scenery and being in the wilderness made it worthwhile.

I hope to take some time to get out and enjoy some of Montana’s beautiful scenery – and to thank God for his craftsmanship this spring and summer. I hope you do, too.

You can watch some videos of this year’s “Shed Hunt” at the Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Facebook page HERE.

Have a great week!