What does a rabbit have to do with Jesus?
I was faced with this question in a recent children's moment at church. The pastor was out of town that week and nobody was up to the challenge, so they asked me to do it. As a result, I've decided that if anybody would like to participate in this, they're welcome to suggest items and I'll write a blog post about how that item has something to do with Jesus. So here we go!
What are rabbits most known for? Hopping? Yes. Eating carrots? Also yes. Big floppy ears? Very yes!
As we all know, ears are meant for hearing right? Some are big, some are small, but they're all made so that sound can come into our head and we can hear what's going on around us. By listening, we can learn and obey.
Bigger ears should mean better hearing because it can pick up more sound, after all, ears are kind of like a net. Rabbits not only have ears, but big floppy ones at that! So I'm sure they hear really really well!
What does all this have to do with Jesus? Well, God gave us ears to hear and He also gave us things we need to learn. I'm sure you've been told, "Listen to your mother..." or, "Listen to your teacher..." because they need to teach you something important. It might be for your safety or maybe just to make you a better person. Either way, listening is important.
God gave us important instructions that we need to pay very close attention to. It's called the Bible and God speaks to us through it. So since God is ruler of the whole universe, anything He says must be a really big deal. You'll want to listen really really well to anything God tells you. It's almost like you need to put on a pair of big floppy rabbit ears to listen to God!
So the moral of the story is: Make sure listening to God is super important to you, so important that it feels like you have big floppy rabbit ears to hear Him with.
"Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one."