Friday, February 2, 2018

How sweet! These young deer are romping along without a care in the world. This is not my picture, but it could easily be a scene from my backyard. We have a lot of deer. Not a good thing. My town, East Setauket is known for lyme disease. How innocent and sweet these creatures are but don't cross them.

Last week my son called me into the kitchen to see a Mama, and her two little ones, who easily jumped our fence. When the Mama saw me in the window she lifted her front leg and proceeded to stamp the ground. She was going to fight me for her babies, who at this point had jumped back over the fence.

I was surprised and she was mad. When I didn't move she ran back over my absolutely useless fence. How dare she threaten me while I was in my house, I thought.

This Mama didn't know about fences or property. She was looking for food and remembered that we have some tasty holly for her to munch on. I wish she didn't know about it, since she was an unwelcome visitor, but as a Mama she wanted to care for her young.

Listen to what Isaiah 40:11 says: "He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that have young." ESV

Even when our "Young" become adults we still can be concerned about them. God assures us that he hears our prayers, and that we can trust Him to lead them. When a child strays, our prayers  are powerful just like the Mama deer. " God is our refuge and God is our strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1 KJV

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