Shortly after our morning meditation, we witnessed a precious sight. A baby bunny appeared. It boldly hopped along the sidewalk up toward the house as if on a mission. He kept coming forward... and then, there he was up close. A sweet picture of wide-eyed innocence.
We held our breath not to scare him away. Those long ears and big round eyes peeked in the sunroom where we sat watching him from the sofa. Hei-Hei, our cat, was asleep in the chair and missed a rare opportunity.
Soon the little bunny turned to leave. His fluffy tail looked like a white powder puff as he hopped down the step. Then he did something unexpected. He stopped long enough to yank a tall weed out of the rocky flowerbed and nibble on the long green stem. I chuckled, thanking him for his help. The timing was amusing as I had intended to weed the edges of the flower beds the day before, but never got around to it.
When animals appear up close and personal, they bring an angel message. What did this unusual encounter mean? Yes, rabbit is new life, fertility, but there was something more. Timing, everything happens when it is supposed to...and, also rabbit is about overcoming fear. A message to try something new and get out of your comfort zone. Begin a new rhythm to your life, one hop at a time.
And, just now, I'm reminded 2023 is the Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit, a year of hope. A time we'll have the ability to turn unfortunate events around despite their upbringing. A time to focus on the unseen things of God. God is Love.
Love and peace,