Dear Little Bunny,
Just when I thought I was going to have to spend the rest of my life hidden in that pocket, a wise furry face looked over the top it right at me.
It was Papa! I held my breath.
He asked, “Do you want to come out?”
I shook my head, “No.”
He asked, “Do you want me to come in?”
I really shook my head, ” No.”
He replied, “Then I’ll just sit awhile here quietly with you. Before long, I started to talk, then to cry, then to apologize.
I softly said, ” Papa, I’m so sorry I worried everyone so much. I bet I’ll never get to be an Easter Bunny, now!” And then I was fully weeping. The pocket was soaked by the time I was done.
Papa asked me to take a couple of deep breaths and to come out of the pocket. I did and we talked a little while more. He mostly listened. He forgave me. I felt like a huge weight had lifted from my heart.
We prayed too. I told Jesus I was so sorry and that I didn’t ever want my selfishness to keep his JOY out of my heart. I asked Him to give me another chance at being an Easter Bunny. Papa reassured me that Jesus will always forgive me and give me another chance.
He walked me over to a clover patch and had me eat a little something. While I ate, he mentioned that there was more to be done.
I needed to make things right with all the others who I made the trouble for. Especially… my Mamma Bunny!
That’s a story of its own… I can share it tomorrow.
Love and Hugs,
For the Big Bunnies…
It’s good to remind children that Jesus is always a good listener, especially when we are truly sorry for the times we hurt Him by the way we treat others. When we are selfish and sin, we turn our back to Jesus and act like He’s not there. True contrition turns us around so He can hold us in His big loving hug again!