Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Runaway Bunny

Wonder if any of you have read the children’s book titled ‘The Runaway Bunny’, by Margaret Wise Brown…

It is about a little bunny who wanted to run away. But no matter where he decided to go, his mother was always there - “If you run away, I will run after you. For you are my little bunny”.

I had loved reading this book to my older children (now 11 and 7) when they were smaller, and it was hidden away behind some bigger books in our bookshelf. The other day, 2 ½- year old Joel happened to fish it out and bring it to me to read. As I was reading it to him, the words of Psalm 139 flowed gently through my mind.

‘…Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast….’ (Psalm 139:7-10)

The beautiful, colourful illustrations in the book spoke to me like never before. The little bunny running away to all sorts of silly places; and the mother running after him, going out of her way, taking all the trouble, to reach him and be there – at all of those silly places.

I felt all warm and cuddly – because I could see myself clearly in the little bunny. And my heavenly Father, in the loving mother. It was truly a wonderful feeling, to be enveloped and overwhelmed thus, by the Father’s love.

I searched to see if the book was available online, but all I managed to locate was a link which showed a few of the first pages.

Yet another experience for me to understand our God, who uses every possible means to convey the depth of His love for us. Amazingly enough, this came at a time when I really needed a reassuring hug – and He just knew it! :)

I was surprised at how such an unassuming, small, children’s book, could speak so much to my heart about His love.

What an unconventional way of discovering God! And that’s exactly why I thought I should write it down and share it in this blog!

Praise God!


1 comment:

Thomson Mathew said...

Thank you Lucy chechi. Discovering God in places where we usually dont anticipate is an exciting thought in itself. I found a similar experience online - http://drbristow.blogspot.com/2006/07/runaway-bunny.html