God Uses Little Things

Years ago, it was spring time when we got our two baby rabbits. One we named Blossom because he was a runt, and we hoped he would “blossom”. God blessed him, and indeed he did ‘blossom’ into a beautiful bunny, with very gentle, expressive eyes. The other we named Grizzy (Grishilde). We enjoyed watching them run, hop and nibble grass in our backyard. They grew quickly and before long were full grown. Blossom and Grizzy were good friends. They would lie down in the sun together, and groom each other. We noticed that Grizzy was the protector, watching for danger. Blossom was the adventurous one. He loved to discover new things! God blessed them with many happy years together. One very sad day, Grizzy died because a cat had bitten him three times. The cat had come into our backyard and Grizzy, as the protector, had faced him so Blossom could hide. Grizzy died a very noble death, because he helped his friend and brother Blossom. Blossom, now all alone turned to his human family for friendship. I became his close friend and we spent many happy times in our backyard together. Blossom especially loved it when I sang to him. He also learned to trust me. He showed me his bunny love by licking me, nuzzling me, doing ‘happy runs’, and just by his quiet obedience and trust. Then, last winter, Blossom became very sick. Before my Dad took him to the vet, Blossom gave me one more nuzzle. For me, it was as if he was saying, “Good bye, Cheri. I love you. Keep singing.” That evening, my Mom and I visited him in the veterinarian clinic. They had put him in a special oxygen box so he could breathe better. He was so weak that he could not eat, but he moved himself so he could see us. As we were leaving, something very special happened! He positioned himself, this time so that he was facing the direction we had come from and would be leaving in. We both went back one more time so that he would know that we had come back from that direction. Later that evening, he died. We were very sad, but God used Blossom to leave us with a very special and important lesson. Acts 1:9-11 describes how Jesus ascended into heaven:
” Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”
After Jesus went back to heaven, the disciples were looking in the direction in which He had gone. Blossom had positioned himself in the direction from which we had come, and were leaving in. We also, need to position ourselves in the direction in which Jesus left earth, and is coming from again – heaven ward. The Bible tells us to fix our eyes on Jesus and to set our minds on things above. We were Blossoms masters and our Master – Jesus – is coming back! We also need to position ourselves so we are ready when He comes!
Read Luke 12:35-40

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Thanks for posting this story!

    It really encouraged me and inspired me to serve Him better!

  2. Hi fightstong! That’s a good one…a good reminder. I was kind of down, I’m up now. Thanks for letting God use you. Love E

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