Sunday, February 4, 2018
I couldn't help myself - one last deer photobomb. Can you spot her? In the lower right hand corner? It may help to click on the photo to make it larger.
Our deer have been gone for several weeks now. The snow gets very deep here along the spine of the Keweenaw, so they migrate to areas along the Lake Superior shoreline to spend the rest of the winter where the snow isn't as deep. We refer to it as "yarding up." Those deer yards provide them with shelter, more protection from predators and food. Local clubs even participate in supplemental feeding programs to help these animals make it through our harsh winters. As soon as the snow melts enough in the spring, the girls will be back. Right now, we're missing our daily visits with these beautiful creatures.
I love this verse, as it reminds me that the Lord knows me - everything about me. He knows my name, the number of hairs on my head, and He also knows my heart. This verse then goes on to instruct me to depart from iniquity. Although I'll never be able to live a sinless life, it is surely my responsibility to strive to sin less and less as I live my days here on earth. Yarding up with fellow believers can certainly help me with that!
All is well in the Keweenaw.