Non-Typical Perfection

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10

As I’ve mentioned, science folks like me like to use big sounding words. Perhaps it makes some of us feel important, who knows. Anyway, when antlers on the same animal in members of the deer family grow differently from each other, we call them non-typical.

My trail cam captured a picture of a buck with a “typical” pattern of antler growth in this same spot. It was taken only a few days after this one, and I hope to post that picture next week.

I think I have a picture of the above deer from last year. He had a smaller, forked antler on the left side. As you can see from the photo, he now has one large eye-guard tine and one large main beam growing on the left. The difference in his antler shape may be caused by genetics, or there may have been a bit of trauma to his head when he was a young buck. I wrote more about antler formation in a recent post (see Bull Elk).

Regardless of what caused these antlers to be a bit peculiar in shape, this animal is very healthy. We’ve been blessed to see him hanging around our yard most of the summer.

Simon Peter was the one the Lord used to pen the above Scripture. He was writing about people who accept and follow Christ in a material world. To those who reject Him, Christ’s followers truly are a peculiar people. But now, because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, people can be made perfect in God’s sight none-the-less.

Want to know how that can possibly be? See Got God?

Hope you have a great day.

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