We watched the baby bunny hop away from the Blue Spruce tree we were trimming, wondering if it was lost and where it was going. My kids were home for the Easter weekend and valiantly helped me with the mulching and other yard work. Even the most taxing chores can be enjoyable in the company of friends and family. My cat, Murphy, was oblivious to all the activity, choosing instead to spend the time inside in restful repose.
With the work completed, we had cleaned up and settled inside to enjoy a fresh strawberry pie as reward for hard labor. As my daughter, Sarah, walked past the front door she noticed the tiny baby bunny huddled against the brick wall. She was immediately concerned about the danger it would be in if Murphy, the cat, went out. The wee bunny was so cute; it stole our hearts. My son, Jim, was aware that if we touched it, our human scent would remain and the mother rabbit would no longer claim this baby. Somehow we needed to return it to the floor of the Blue Spruce for the mother to find. We found a piece of cardboard and a shoebox and assigned Jim to bunny rescue. The poor little thing was literally scared stiff, leaning on the wall he thought protected him. Jim approached the frightened animal, speaking softly to it as he prodded it into the box using the cardboard. We all trooped out to the tree with the boxed bunny and discovered the nest it had come from at the perimeter of the tree. There were bunny siblings in it. As Jim gently turned little Peter Rabbit out of the box and into the nest, the bunny nestled right into the welcoming warmth of home.
As we travel through life as Christians, we may get off of the path God has chosen for us and get lost in this world of sin. We become frightened and cling to other people as our sole source of support, only to find our walls come crumbling down. But God has assigned angels to help prod us back onto the straight and narrow road. Sometimes they even need to box us in for our own protection. They remind us to lean on the everlasting arms of Jesus for salvation. Then we can rest assured that when our days here on Earth are through, just as the bunny was carried to his nest, we will be ushered into the comforting arms of our Savior, safely home at last.
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