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.
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.