At the same moment, dark clouds gather around above & lightning starts a forest fire.
She looks to her left and sees a hunter with his arrow 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 fire?
Will she perish to the hunters’ arrow?
Will she die a horrible death at the hands of the hungry lion approaching her?
She is constrained by the fire on the one side & the flowing river on the other & 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 & blinds the hunter.
– He releases the arrow which zips past the deer & strikes the hungry lion.
– It starts to rain heavily, and the forest fire is slowly put out by the rain.
– The deer gives birth to a healthy fawn.
Moral of the Story
In our life too, there are MOMENTS of CHOICE when we all have to deal with negative thoughts and possibilities from all sides. Some thoughts are so powerful they overcome and overwhelm us and make us clueless.
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 disaster.
Where is your focus?
Where is your faith and hope?
In the midst of any storm, do keep it on God always.
He will NEVER ever disappoint you.
Remember, GOD neither slumbers nor sleeps. He is the All-Knowing All-Wise.
Just persevere during trials by putting all your trust in Almighty God and know that you are being tested.
After every Hardship comes ease !