Early one morning last week, I yanked opened the curtains in my office. The sudden noise had startled a young deer at the edge of the woods. He disappeared from sight, leaving only a smiling sun ornament hanging at the window aglow with golden rays.
So as not to repeat the same mistake, I slowly opened the curtains by my desk, and peeked out.
To my surprise, the same juvenile deer now stood by the playhouse. Staring at me with wide-eyed wonder, he stood motionless.
Our hearts seemed to meld in a Oneness of Life as I spoke softly sending him words of love. I love you with the love of Christ. You are so beautiful. Thank you for coming.
His white high-tail gave a quick happy swirl as our eyes continued to embrace in a gaze of Love reflecting Love. Then, he turned and joyfully bounded down the trail toward the woods, leaving me in wonder.
It had been awhile since any deer had come by. Construction work is on hold for now in the woods, so I was happy for a visit.
The night before, a bad storm shook the house in thundering claps. The safety of the animals and birds came to mind as I laid in the dark. Flashes of lightning bolts darted the sky, flickering through the bedroom window slats. I prayed for their protection. Then, I imagined tomorrow... the sun would be out tomorrow. This too would have passed. And, all would be well as we enjoyed our usual morning oatmeal.
So what a treat awaited me behind the curtains the next morning. Something better than I could have imagined. Not only golden sunshine, but a gentle deer paid a visit. I was so thankful for the holy encounter. It had been the answer to prayer. God is Love. Perfect love casts out fear.
When a deer appears, it is a luring to new adventure. A time to be gentle with yourself and others. A new innocence and freshness is about to be awakened or born.
Enjoy your day with the Angels. Remember God loves you. You are never alone, so keep on looking up. The best is yet to be.
Love and peace,
(Deer ref. Animal-Speak, T. Andrews)