“For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.” Psalm 91:11-12
This is a testimony from 11/18/2017
The nine day gun deer hunting season opened this last Saturday. I went out hunting about 40 miles from my house. I had to go by myself because my son Justin could not go. It was a miserable morning because it rained and snowed for about two hours. That made the tree that my stand was in nice and wet. Around 11am I decided to get down from my stand. I put my back pack on and slung my rifle over my shoulder and climbed down on some branches on my tree to a 12 foot ladder I had leaning against the tree. Before I left I wanted to cut a few branches out of the way from another tree to open up a shooting lane. After leaning my rifle against a tree and cutting several branches, I climbed back up in my stand to see if I had all the branches removed. When I climbed back down my foot slipped on a wet branch and I fell from my stand which was about 15 feet in the air. I fell in the direction of my ladder but when my foot hit it, it just fell to the side. My fall seemed to get delayed for an instant, but then I fell the rest of the way to the ground. I landed feet first in some water and muck. As I got up I looked and the contents from my backpack were laying all around. After I took my backpack off, I saw that it was ripped from top to bottom. Then I realized the protective hand of God over me. I fell sideways and could have landed on my head and broke my neck, but the backpack got caught on a branch which turned my body to fall feet first. All I ended up with is a sprained ankle, a small cut on my chin, and a little pain in my side. The more I thought about this the more I know the Lord charged His angels to bear me up. Hallelujah, thank you Lord.