It was a quiet spring morning. Everything in the air was still. It was so still that it would have seemed silly for a bird to start singing and interrupt the atmosphere of quiet. It was not because nothing was going on. The world was just waking up. But I was fully awake.
I crept along the grass with my Dad, who was about to show me something absolutely wonderful. My Dad and I kneeled next to a hole. It wasn’t a large hole, since a gopher hadn’t dug it. But it was small and deep and covered over with grass. My Dad gently brushed the grass aside so that I could look into the hole and see the miracle that was inside.
I was thrilled when I saw three baby rabbits, who lay next to each other sleeping, like the cuddly siblings that they were. I was in awe of their small bodies and the way that their sides moved in and out as they inhaled or exhaled; their noses weren’t even twitching! The baby rabbits, small and brown, were completely wrapped up in sleep.
Their mother had chosen a very good spot for her family. They were predators in the backyard, like vultures or owls, but the front yard was perfectly safe. We had a white picket fence and very few animals could get over it, unless they were a cat.
God has created a beautiful world for us to live in. Sometimes, when we get busy, it’s hard to remember to rest in His quiet care and love. But just like a mother rabbit taking care of her babies, God is able to provide a safe place for us to be when life gets too loud or noisy. All we have to do is to choose to follow Him today.