Bobby Bunny shivered. Wet and lonely, he huddled on a narrow ledge jutting out from a steep cliff. Rain beat down on him and plastered his fur to his skin. He worried that the wind and rain would sweep him away like the little stones beside him.
When the thunder boomed, Bobby hid his face between his paws and wished he were safe in his burrow with his brothers, sisters, mom and dad, and near his grandpa, grandma, aunts, uncles and many cousins. He had never felt so alone and so terribly frightened.
Meanwhile, a majestic eagle soared high in the sky. Heading toward a tall mountain engulfed in black clouds, he flew directly into the darkness. Rain beat down on him and lightning flashed, illuminating the side of the mountain in quick bursts of light.
The eagle searched the steep mountain cliff for what he had heard from outside the storm. Then he saw it: a small brown bunny who had wandered too close to the edge of the cliff and had fallen.
As another bolt of lightning flashed, Bobby saw a huge eagle swooping straight toward him. He curled up with his paws tucked underneath him and his floppy ears hanging down, trembling so violently he felt he was in an earthquake, too, not just a thunderstorm.
“Eagles eat bunnies,” Bobby said to himself, “And this one’s talons are spread out, ready to grab me.” Closing his eyes tight, he said, “This is it. I’m going to die!” And he waited for the eagle’s sharp claws to pierce his flesh.
But then he felt the eagle pick him up gently and carry him high in the air, as the storm winds pushed them upward with great force.
As the eagle carried Bobby Bunny, the storm stopped and the sun starting shining. They flew over a familiar meadow at the top of the mountain, above the steep cliff. The green grass and multi-coloured wildflowers glistened as the sun sparkled on the remaining raindrops.
Soon they descended and the eagle gently placed Bobby on the soft grass. He was right outside his own burrow. Squinting up into the sunny blue sky, he watched with a thankful heart as the great eagle flew out of sight. Then Bobby scurried into his burrow. His family engulfed him in big hugs as they rejoiced that he was safely home.By Annette Ford
Remember that God keeps you safe and takes care of you even in the darkest storms. When it seems like your biggest fears are coming true, He is there, lifting you out of the danger and bringing you to safety. Trust Him in the danger and in the fear. He is with you. He is for you, so no one and nothing can be against you. Trust Him and you will be safe.
Romans 8: 31, 38, 39 “If God is for us, who can be against us?… For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”