As I was playing outside this morning with my boys, I noticed the neighbor cat in our yard playing with something. I walked over and noticed it was a baby bunny. I chased off the cat, but he kept coming back again, and again. Unfortunately, he got to one of the bunnies when I was inside. I came outside and cried over that poor bunny.
There were three left and I was determined to save them. I turned to social media and wildlife refuge for help. I received all kinds of recommendations, but it was decided that they were too little to leave their nest and that their best chance was to stay put.
Knowing the cat would come back, I made what I called a bunny fortress fashioned out of a laundry basket with bricks around it. But to my surprise, they kept jumping out of the sides of the basket. I really expected them to stay put. I did the best I could and prayed over the bunnies.
As I laid in bed, I wondered why this impacted me so deeply. Why did I care about these bunnies so much? I prayed and felt like God had a message for me. I opened my Bible app and Deuteronomy 31 was open. Verse 8 stood out to me-
“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV
In this representation, He made it clear to me that the bunnies represent me, and I represent Him. He does everything He can to protect us. Sometimes we think we know better and jump out of the nest, and try to take control, but God can see the bigger picture. He sees the enemy prowling around us. Sometimes the enemy is not visible to us at the time, but he’s always trying to find a way in. God’s biggest priority is to keep us safe and make sure we’re loved.
He is with us every moment, and he is saddened when we’re discouraged. He wants us to know that He’s right there with us. How humble He is to sit back and let us have the freedom to choose. He loves us so much. Enough to provide his protection and love that is truly unfathomable to us. May you rest in that thought today.