Last yr I captured the pic that would become the cover photo for the book the Lord allowed me to write titled Deeper Woods. Deeper Woods is a 31 day devotional for hunters. You can pick a copy up an Amazon. Donkey Kong (As he was affectionately named :)) was not the biggest deer iâve ever had on camera but thought the pic fit the title well.
Anyways, fast forward to this yr when he started showing upâ¦ I knew he was a special deer the first time I got a pic this yr. I hunkered down and went after him- I missed a neck shot on him earlier in the seasonâ needless to say i was bummed out! After a few days I discovered he was still frequenting the area. I honestly believed that the Lord would give me another crack at himâ¦ I have literally prayed for him - yâall might laugh and call me crazy all you want but God tells me I can bring all my requests to him even the Donkey Kongs of the woods! LOL There are plenty of other and even bigger deer in the woods but they could never suffice or replace DK.
This morning at about 8:35 he stepped back outâ¦ It was all business - I knew it was him wo never looking in the scope at his rack. The steam from the sun was causing my scope to fog up not counting the the sun also was shining a blinding glare in the scope . After studying him for a few and wiping the scope clean about 3 times he finally turned broad side in the corn pile when and I was able to punch the trigger on the ol remington 30-06â¦ DK dropped in the corn pileâ¦
Our God is the God of second chances- See you and I both have missed the bullseye of His standard of perfection for our lives due to sin. God has given us a second chance by sending His Son Jesus Christ to forgive us if only we will hunt and go after and receive His free Gift! Will you?
This morning God give me a second chance with my best buck to date and it will be one that I will always remember, respect and cherish.
Special thanks to all my buddies who encouraged and joined with me in the pursuit of DK!