Philippians 4:1 “Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved."
I recently read an article Deerly Beloved: Deer crash wedding, leaving newlyweds with fairytale photos about a couple in Stockton, NJ who had a herd of deer show up at their wedding. I quote, "Outdoor weddings can be risky, but when weather and insects cooperate they can be great. And when a curious group of deer turn the photos into a scene out of Snow White they can be downright magical."
On another note, the phrase dearly beloved shows up nine times in the New Testament. It's from the Hebrew words meaning to breathe or long for, to prefer .The word dearly or dear in front of beloved is significant. It means that HIS love for you is breathing life into you every day. He is longing to be with you in fellowship. He is preferring you in every situation you encounter throughout your day!
Just like that herd of deer showing up in the wedding photo, God is showing up when you least expect it and most of all when you least deserve it. You, beloved, are so dear to your Heavenly Daddy!