Reaffirmation of Love Through A Bunny

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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

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Modons before birth

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?

Like Job

Tough Life & Love

Like Job,
You may have been written off by family,
And the good, pleasant days are now history;
You may have been given up by friends,
And hope always leads to dead ends;
You may have lost fortunes,
And life no longer rings melodious tunes.
Even God doesn’t seem to make sense –
All his blessings exist only in reminiscence.

 

Remember,
You’ve got the Father of favour
Who’ll never stop being your saviour.
Life may be checkered with, blessings and loss,
Yet it is not defined by a coin-toss.
Whatever happens, pleasant or otherwise,
You will, in time, grow to realise,
Nothing can separate us
From God’s love in Christ Jesus.

 

You can read Job’s story here


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Rare, Yet Available

Gods Love
Photo Credit: Rediscovering the Journey

This is about the love that is all-inclusive and inexplicable.

So rare, none but you offer it;
Yet available, whoever seeks it, finds it.
Your invite is to all and sundry;
The rich & poor, ‘rested’ & weary.

You call in love, not for a spree,
But to give life that’s abundant and free.
Oh such amazing grace!
Extended to every tribe and race.

You, so high and holy
Chose to love me a sinner so unworthy.
In my stead you did the suffering,
Giving yourself up as a fragrant offering.

No longer am I ridden with guilt,
‘Cos I’ve been stripped of my filth.
What a glorious identity,
Clothed with a new personality!

Thank you Jesus, for the love,
You poured, by the Spirit, from heaven above.
So rare, none can offer it;
Yet available, everyone can seek and find it!

This love is made available to all through the ultimate sacrifice of Christ Jesus, the Saviour of the world.


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