by Brodie Swisher
As I made my way in to check a black bear bait site in Idaho, I approached with spooky caution. There’s an eerie feeling about walking onto the scene where obvious aggravation and aggression from such a large beast has destroyed everything at a stand sight. The bait barrel had been ripped from the wire that once held it securely in place. Grease covered logs and stumps were shredded. Bait that had been chained to a tree had been torn away by sharp bear claws. Nothing was left but the chains and scars. A hungry bear will do some crazy things! The drive to satisfy that hunger can be deadly…either for the bear…other bears in the areas…or for the hunter.
We too allow ourselves to do some crazy things when we find ourselves hungry. Our hunger to satisfy our obsession, please self, find intimacy, respect, love, admiration, etc. can easily lead each one of us to walk a path that often leads to destruction. The destruction typically leaves lives in shambles, families broken, and seemingly endless pain and shame….and the scars. The scars seem to remain long after forgiveness has been granted. The scars of regret are painful reminders of the consequences of choices made.
My prayer is that we hunger for Him, Jesus Christ. He is the one that satisfies like nothing else can. He is the one that meets the need when all others fail. He alone can heal the pain and scars of regret.
Do you hunger for Him today?
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35
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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.