Saturday, November 21, 2009


Just some scattered thoughts from an incident yesterday. I was working in the loft with the cat curled up catching the warmth of the lamp behind the monitor. Finished up and started down to start supper, when what to my wondering eye should appear but three deer supping in my front yard. And no camera nearby.

Twilight – that time before dusk when the light still lingers over the horizon – momma deer is feeding with two almost grown youngsters. Acorns from the live oak trees have tempted them for a long while now, but it’s usually much later in the evening.

Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler. (Proverbs 6:5 KJV)

They were ready to deliver themselves to safety. They did ignore the cars that passed on the road, not fifty feet from them. A couple drove so very slowly. Maybe wondering if they were real or lawn ornaments.

This last month our pastor and his daughter found others to be very real, leaving dents in their vehicles. Many never look out for the cars as they cross the road, so we keep an eye out for them.

I enjoy living here where the untamed share our yard. They remind me of many Bible verses:

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. (Psalms 42:1 KJV)

And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (Genesis 2:15 KJV)

And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. (Acts 10:15 KJV)

I find the world God created for us anything but common. It is full of beauty, as shown in my cropped photo taken from our loft window some time ago. The earth, water, sky, the animals in them. Anywhere in the world we can read and heed:

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. (Psalms 46:10 KJV)

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