by Brodie Swisher
As winter makes its way towards spring, deer
hunters across the country begin the welcomed chore of looking for shed deer antlers. The antler obsession continues to grow with each passing season as more and more hunters discover the excitement, and benefit, of finding the sheds of bucks that made it through another hunting season. Shed hunting…it’s like an Easter egg hunt for big kids! And despite what the past season brought our way, the discovery of a shed
antler brings a new perspective for the season ahead. Hope is renewed, the passion is stoked, and we long for the next opportunity to live the hunt once again.
The cool thing is that no matter what size antler we find, we know that we are holding a part of the past. And the change that is taking place in the life of that buck will bring bigger and better things in the days ahead. The buck shed off his old self, and with each passing season will continue to grow to his true potential.
The Bible speaks of a change that needs to take place in our lives as we put off the old nature of our lives and begin fresh with a new season of life. And despite what many think, the new nature brings the best yet.
“Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God--truly righteous and holy.” Ephesians 4:22-24
When we shed off the old ways of our life and commit to live our lives for God, there ought to be a significant change in who we are, how we live, and what we look like to others. We were created to be like God. Are you more like Him today than you were in seasons past?
Brodie Swisher is a World Champion game caller, accomplished speaker, a notable writer, a skilled hunter, and all around down to earth guy! His travels take him across the country as a well known public speaker in the arena of outdoor events such as wildgame dinners, banquests, archery classes, and filming. Above all Brodie Swisher loves Jesus and he can't wait to share his passion for Christ with those he meets.