Judith Ward

Watchman for The Lord

Hannah and Sammy


Thursday, June 16, 2011,

I am so grateful to the stranger who came and placed Sammy over the fence into our north woods last week. There it was that newborn fawn so close to my house yet I did not even see it there stranded on the vulnerable pasture side of the fence. Yet the Lord hearing my prayer for a hedge of protection around my home and property sent a total stranger to assist this precious newborn fawn and lift him to the safety of his mother on the wooded side of the fence. As the Lord said in:

Matthew 10:29-31

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart

from your Father.

30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

So this morning as I was sitting in my big overstuffed chair with my feet on the ottoman in front of the big picture window in my living room which faces the north woods typing away on my laptop, I looked up over the top of the computer screen when I noticed Hannah, the new mamma doe, walking towards the pasture side of the north woods where Sammy was born last week. All seemed quiet enough and I had plenty of work to finish so I went back to my work grateful for the pleasure of being surrounded by God’s lovely creatures.

A short time later Sammy ran scampering towards his mamma and got my attention as I had not seen Sammy all morning. So playful and jumping around full of vim and vigor the little spotted fawn barely a week old now was so adorable. Then in a flash it seemed I was seeing double! Could it be? Did Hannah fool me and have twins?!!! Why sure enough there WERE two of them! A double portion (Isaiah 61:7) Last week when the stranger picked Sammy up I worried about how small Sammy seemed even though it was a newborn fawn it appeared too small to me for a newborn fawn. Then like something out of a dream another flash out the corner of my eye there it was…Oh my word!!! Could it possibly be,three?!!! Hannah fooled me and had been hiding the other two fawns, she had triplets!!!

I remembered I was having trouble last week telling if she had calved already or was she still pregnant? When the strangers appeared and showed me the fawn I thought my eyes were fooling me and she just must have gained some excess fawn weight (baby weight,fawn weight?) little did I now the poor thing had two more fawns to deliver.

I grabbed my cell phone as stealthily as possible and tried to video what I had the awesome privilege of witnessing right before my very eyes: a new mother doe nursing her three barely week old has triplet fawns not much more than fifty feet from my living room picture window!!! But the camera on my phone couldn’t pick up the incredible camouflaged tan color the Lord had placed on the backs of my four beautiful new north woods residents.

My dilemma now is what do I name the additional triplets, fawns 2 and 3? Or possibly change Hannah’s name to Danielle and call the fawns Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah as are spoken of in Daniel 1:6 (better known to many by their Babylonian names of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abnego)?

Yes, that was what I would call them because their births shed praise abroad in my heart to the Lord. Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah are of the tribe of Judah from whence my Lord, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, hails!!! And Judah when translated into English means praise! Praise the Lord and bless His holy name! My joy is renewed like the morning! Praise His holy name!

How does one top the birth of triplet fawns? I think this is a good place to stop for today. Please join me in praising the Lord’s Holy blessed name and in giving Him thanks for His greatness in replenishing His creation!

May the Lord renew your joy like the morning as well! – Judith

All Scritpure references used are from the King James Version (KJV)of the Bible.

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