As much as I enjoy hunting and am thankful for God’s provision of meat for the winter, I look forward to the New Creation even more. When Christ returns, the wolf will lie down with the lamb, the lion and the calf will eat grass together, and a little child shall lead them (Isaiah 11:7).
I have often wondered what Jesus meant when He commanded His disciples to “preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15) I don’t know that He meant preaching the gospel to a moose, but it certainly is good news for them. Romans 8:19-23 says that the creation groans under the curse of sin, and all of creation waits for God’s final redemption of His people so that the curse will be lifted.
So, Mr. Moose, I look forward to the day when our relationship will no longer be hunter and hunted, when we will enjoy the New Creation together. Until then, I am thankful for the sustenance and the reminder that under the curse of sin, one life must be given for another. You are a reminder of the life of Christ that was given for our eternal life.