Two weeks ago, my family was blessed with septuplets!
I was bubbling with elation.
You don’t believe me? Then ask Modons who achieved the feat.
Modons is one of our family’s adorable rabbit. I bought her for my wife on her birthday, last November.
Two days later , my elation bubble burst when two kits (I learned recently that’s what baby rabbits are called) died.
My elation gave birth to confusion the next day when I found two more dead. A quick research on the internet, backed back the signs shown by the kits told me the Modons was not breastfeeding her young. She seemed nonchalant.
Confusion became frustration when one died on the third day. By day four Modons was ‘kitless’. Reeling with disbelief and disappointed, my frustration produced rejection.
The rejection was not a refusal to accept the reality of the loss of the baby rabbits, but a dislike for Modons, and disinterest in Rabbit breeding.
Why would she not feed her young? How could she be so aloof to the needs of her babies, after she had gone through the pains of
removing her fur to make them comfy when they are born?
I did not feel like caring for Modons anymore – Subtly, I refused to change her water or give her food. Instead I asked my wife to do what I enjoyed doing.
The rejection festered for two days.
It could have been more had I not decided against my feelings to check on the rabbits. Modons stared at me with eyes that seemed to show betrayal, rejection and hurt. Surprised, I mused, ‘did she know that I am disappointed in, and displeased with her?
The Lesson Learnt
Still musing to myself I asked,
- What if God treats me the way I am treating Modons?
- What would have happened to me if His love for me was conditional on what I do, or fail to do?
- What if God was self-absorbed that He would reject me because I failed to give what He expected from me?
It occurred to me that my rejection was partly due to my loss, of a future supply of meat, and the recognition that I am a good rabbit breeder.
Then God got to me. He reminded me,
‘I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!’
– Jeremiah 31:3 (The Message)
‘I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.’
– Romans 8: 28 – 29 (The Message))
Also the chorus of a song I sing with colleagues came to me:
God’s love is warmer than the warmest sunshine, softer than a sigh
God’s love is deeper than the deepest ocean, wider than the sky
God’s love is brighter than the brightest star that shines every night above
And there is nothing in this world
That could ever change God’s love.
Wow! I am so undeserving of this kind of love. Yet I am lavished with it. (You can read a poem I wrote on God’s love here)
I can never be grateful enough.
To think that God will reaffirm His love for me through a rabbit.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise though. He used a burning bush to get to Moses. My God is Sovereign.
The best things come to us through the most unlikely channels.
God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life. Let me show you how you can experience this love.
In what way(s) has God gotten to you before?