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THE PREGNANT DEER

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

At the same moment, dark clouds gather around above and lightning
starts a forest fire. 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 fire? Will she
perish to the hunters' arrow? 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 and 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 they overcome us 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 disaster.

Where is your focus? In the midst of the storm keep it on The Lord!