The Sanctuary of Worship

This is the spectacular
attraction that drew us

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onto a canvas of awe. We saw a doe
in her completion of days, a mother swollen

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with the willingness to fill,
and her twin fawns, duplicate

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blessings still damp with the dew
of birth. That God made me

one of the hushed and hushing
witnesses was a gift. I marveled

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that when this mother sought a place
of safe refuge for the labor that brings

new life, she chose the very
sanctuary where we worship.

Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth.
(Psalm 96:9)

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Photos taken the morning of Sunday, June 3, 2012. This mama deer chose to birth her twin babies into sunshine right there at our church, perhaps just an hour before we got there.

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “The Sanctuary of Worship

  1. Wow. Simply wow. What a beautiful gift.

    Mary Beth
    newlifesteward.com

  2. Ohhh…how beautiful! Thank you for sharing these words and photos, this moment so precious and awe-filled.

  3. Beth Ann Elisha

    And Pastor Nick informed me this morning that they were all still there, and that the Mama even took off for a little bit with them still in the yard with her babies. What a blessing to be trusted so by a wild animal!

  4. Oh my land. That is so unusual. What a blessing to behold!

    Thanks for sharing this, miss Monica.

  5. Monica, what is God showing us in this beautiful picture?
    So beautiful!

  6. Isn’t that amazing! We had a doe give birth about 200 yards from our back porch up in the trees near a water way and watched through the spotting scope. Loved it!

  7. Tears, over the beauty of this.

  8. Kathleen Overby

    Once in a lifetime memory. Thx.

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