The Sanctuary of Worship

This is the spectacular
attraction that drew us


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


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



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

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


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)

On In Around button

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.


8 thoughts on “The Sanctuary of Worship

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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