Bow and Arrow

In my late 30’s and 40’s, I was introduced to hunting. I tried various types of guns, but my weapon of choice was a compound bow and arrow. Although a little more challenging, it was fun to practice, trying to hit the bull’s eye.

With a bow and arrow, you have to be patient, but purposeful, direct and confident. I’ve given up hunting, and to tell you the truth, the only way I could kill an animal is if I was hungry and needed to eat to survive.

I relate the bow and arrow to my Christian walk. In order to be a Christ-like example, I must be confident in my talk about God. I need to be direct in relaying the message of salvation. And, my purpose is to do God’s will and win others to Christ.

I admire the hunter, skilled to be precise and dedicated. Even though I may be finished with hunting, I’ll never give up telling others about God, and how He took a small town girl from West Virginia and put her on the mission fields of Peru.

Point to Heaven today. Keep your eyes on the God who created the heavens and earth.

1 Corinthians 15: 58 – “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Dianne Petrey