Deer for you, my dears. Because my dear Phil and I have had a deer filled weekend. There are lots of white tailed deer in our area. So many that there are deer crossing signs on the interstate as a warning. In the mating season, they run out of the woods and across the highway, sometimes smashing into passing cars. But it is not mating season now, and they have been EVERYWHERE. This weekend, we have passed many of them on the interstate. They were so close, I did not need to use very much zoom. And so hungry that they did not scare easily. You see, due to all the heavy snow for so many weeks, they have been in the woods starving. Many have died. So they travel , even close to the road, to find food. We also passed many dead deer on the side of the road. The larger the dead animal is, the more it upsets me. Why is this? Small or large, I think there's no difference to God. Whenever I see deer, I think of the wonderful hymn "As The Deer". Here are a few words from that song:
"As the deer pants for the water
so my soul longs after thee.
you alone are my heart's desire
and I long to worship thee."
Now here is the passage from Psalm 42 that this song is based on:
"As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?"