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Needing Encouragement?

Do you ever have those days when you're just in need of a little encouragement to get through those rough spots? Things just feel too hard, uncertain, and discouraging?

On those days, I often find great hope and encouragement when I experience God through His creation.

Today was just one of those days. Feeling down about some recent happenings, I mindlessly scrolled through my Facebook feed. Coming upon a little video of a mother elephant giving birth, I had to stop and take a look.

What surprised me wasn't the birth itself. No, I've seen many videos of animal births. I was more shocked when an entire herd of females quickly moved in and surrounded the birth mother and her new baby.

Facing outward, they surrounded the two until the baby was able to successfully stand up and stay near the legs of its mama. Eventually the entire herd moved on, still carefully shielding the tired birth mother and her little one from predators and other dangers.