Yesterday we were on our way to church, we were getting ready to load up in the van and Tom came running into the house yelling for me to come. There were two baby fawns caught up on our fence on our property. They were hung up by one leg each and were exhausted from fighting to get free. Their mama was on the other side of the fence and was quite agitated with Tom for coming near them.
I must say that this was very emotional for all of us as we watched these babies completely helpless and stranded. The mama couldn’t do a thing to help them and it was horrifying to watch. I really saw this picture of life as I watched. I could feel the panic of this poor mama as she watched her babies entangled in this mess and couldn’t do a thing about it. I think as parents we hope and pray that our kids will be okay as we are raising them. My hope is that my kids will not become entangled in huge messes that will ruin their lives. I know that as a parent we do our best but sometimes may watch as they get entangled and can do nothing about it. However, there is someone that is above all, that is bigger and stronger than I and can take care of my kids. Jesus loves them even more than I and can intervene and take over in the care of my children when my hands are tied. I think He showed me this to bring comfort to my heart and I wanted to share this because it was such a clear picture to me of life as a Mom.
It reminded me of one of my favorite verses that I have thought about as a Mother:
He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.