Faith & Hope – Parable of a 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… and the labour pains begin.
At the same moment, dark clouds begin to rain: She’s a little uncomfortable.
Lightning starts a forest fire: its a thunderstorm! She’s worried now.
What shall she do?
She looks to her left & sees a hunter with his bow extended pointing at her: She’s afraid for her own life & the unborn baby now… Oh! She’s restless!
She turns to her right to see A hungry lion approaching her: She’s about to give up all HOPE & FAITH!
SO What can the pregnant deer do? Think about it!
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.
Oh! What should she do?
Well, she focuses on giving birth to a new life… 🙂
The sequence of events that follows are:
Lightning strikes & blinds the hunter. He sure releases the arrow which zips past the deer & strikes the hungry lion.
It starts to rain heavily, & the forest fire is slowly doused by the rain.
The deer gives birth to a healthy fawn.
So dear reader: What did you learn?
In our life too, there are moments of choice when we are confronted on αll sides with negative thoughts and possibilities.
Some thoughts are so powerful that they overcome us & 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 & Most Importantly any action or reaction that changed her focus would have likely resulted in death or disaster.
Think about it!
Ask yourself: Where is your focus?
Where is your faith and hope?
In the midst of any storm in life: Keep faith in your creator always, trust him.
He will never ever disappoint you.
Remember, He neither slumbers nor sleeps.