There is no one but the earth to brace her side as her body is beset with pains. She lies quietly, seemingly alone, in the tall grasses and endures them. And she knows exactly the right moment to stand as she gives birth.
“Do you know when the mountain goats give birth?
Do you observe the calving of the does?
Can you number the months that they fulfill,
and do you know the time when they give birth,
when they crouch, bring forth their offspring,
and are delivered of their young? ~ Job 39:1-3
I think of a God who knows a deer so intimately that he watches over her as she gives birth to new life, a cycle of nature set in place by His own wisdom. Though to the human eye, she may appear alone, God knew each step she took, down to the moment when she delivers her fawn.
Like the doe that no one sees, we sometimes feel unseen. We wonder how no one else seems to understand us in the agonizing pains of our lives. Perhaps we feel alone, taken for granted, discarded, hurt. But, beloved, we have a God who sees all His creation – from the doe, to the mountains, to His sons and daughters. If He knows the needs, the pains, and the delight of a doe in the forest, how much more does He do so for His children?
So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.” ~ Genesis 16:13
May we trust the One who Sees us.