In a forest, a pregnant deer is about to give
She finds a remote grass field near a
strong-flowing river. This seems a safe
Suddenly labour pains begin!

At the same moment, dark clouds gather
around above and lightning starts a forest

She looks to her left and sees a hunter with
his bow extended pointing at her.

To her right, she spots a hungry lion
approaching her.

What can the pregnant deer do?
She is in labour!

What will happen?

Will the deer survive?

Will she give birth to a fawn?

Will the fawn survive?
Or will everything be burnt by the forest

Will she perish owing to the hunter's
Will she die a horrible death at the hands of
the hungry male lion approaching her?

She is constrained by the fire on the one
side and the flowing river on the other as
well as boxed in by her natural predators.

What does she do?

She focuses on giving birth to a new life.

The sequence of events that follows are:

- Lightning strikes and blinds the hunter.

- He releases the arrow which zips past the
deer and strikes the hungry lion.

- It starts to rain heavily and the forest fire
is slowly doused by the rain.

- The deer gives birth
to a healthy fawn.

In our life too, there are moments of choice
when we are confronted on all sides with
negative thoughts and possibilities.

Some thoughts are so powerful that they
overcome and overwhelm us.

Maybe we can learn from the deer.

The priority of the deer in that given
moment, was simply to give birth to a baby.

The rest was not in her hands and any
action or reaction that changed her focus
would have likely resulted in death or

Ask yourself:
Where is your focus? Where is your faith
and hope?

In the midst of any storm, stay focused on
God always.
He will never ever disappoint you.


Remember, He that keepeth Israel neither
sleeps nor

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