2015-07-12 - Roadside Confusion
On our way home from a day trip, at just after dusk, I saw a fawn on the emergency area, to the side of the road. It was looking toward the trees, and seemed confused about what to do, and was just sort of standing there. This all happened in a space of my fifteen-second interaction with the scenario, but in my head, I prayed immediately for the little one’s safety. Something about innocent life getting off-track, and into danger, bothers me. I suppose it’s my compassionate nature. I’d like to think the fawn found its way back up the slight incline, into the woods, and was reunited with its Mom.
Do we think about people that are lost and confused, often enough? Do we think of them as worthy of prayer? Do we imagine them being reunited with their maker, and intercede in prayer for that to happen? We should. I need to do it more. The fawn separated from its Mom, was a reminder of thinking of the lost - how I once was lost, and how wonderful it is to find your way and know you are loved and protected for all time. Thank you Jesus!
“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
All scripture references are from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.