Hunter's Grace

"Did the Big Kahuna get his elk?" he asked as I finished my last round of deadlifts. "Nope, you?"  I responded, chuckling at his pet name for Brett.

"No...I'm not in charge of that."  Confused, I looked at our family friend, hoping for clarification.

 "I always thought  it was up to me to shoot that big bull elk.  I've invested years chasing that dream.  I gave up on it a long time ago."

He continued as I disassembled my weights. "I realized it was up to Him. When God directs my heart things change. He reminds me that hunting is so much more than just a trophy.  It is hunting with my brothers and with my sons.  It is being in the mountains surrounded by His grace."