Sunday, August 18, 2013

Orphans in the Rain

Record lows for yesterday! Rain, rain, rain! I went for a run in between the rain drops, and saw a fawn, all alone. No mother nearby. The speckled baby watched me run by, and when I stopped, he dashed away. I ran on, and saw an elderly man walking a dog. He was stopped on the roadside, pointing at something, enticing his dog to look.

Curious, I stopped again. There were two fawns. Alone. No mother nearby.
"Are they old enough to survive on their own?" I asked, hoping he would say yes.
"I don't know," he said, "I have seen some that young with their mothers still. I do know that."
Yes, that is what I thought.

The world is cruel. So much sorrow and loss! The speckled fawns saw us watching and moved further into the forest.

"I can't imagine their mother would have left them is she was still alive," continued the man with the dog.
No, I don't imagine she would have.

We are orphans too. All of us. The Bible says that until we recognize and love our Father in Heaven, we are separated from Him, on our own, a speckled fawn with no protection. But God also tells us He will not leave us that way. He will return. There will be a time when we will be adrift, alone, orphaned, but it is not permanent. He promises that He lives, and He will come for us. He will not leave us as orphans. We will not be alone forever.


I will not leave you orphans, I am coming to you. Yet a little and the world sees me no longer; but ye see me; because I live ye also shall live. In that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that has my commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves me; but he that loves me shall be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him. (John 14:18-21 DARBY)

-save a dog-

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