Roody the Rabbit

In the back corner of our yard lives Roody the Rabbit.  Roody is a black New Zealand rabbit.  He is fat and happy.  Every day he keeps the same routine.  He eats rabbit chow with alfalfa hay and drinks water. Every day, all day.

This week, Roody took a field trip to the local youth expo where all the youth in the county gather with their animal friends once a year.  It’s a real barn yard.  Goats. Sheep. Steers. Pigs. Rabbits. Llamas. Chickens.

Roody rode into the barn with confidence in his cage.  With his ears back and his tail out, he patiently waited while he was checked into the barn.  He knew the routine because he has been through it before. He settled into his temporary cage and endured his pre-show grooming routine.  When the time came, the judge looked him over from ears to tail.  After the cameras and smiles.  Roody came home with another blue ribbon. Roody the Rabbit did his job.

We each have a job to do as well.  As followers of Christ, individually and as families, we have a job to represent our living faith in all that we do.  The way we do this is through creativity.  We creatively look for moments of opportunity at work to treat others with respect.  At home, we invest in the moments of conversation that reach beyond the superficial and reach into our souls.  Around town, we quietly pray for people we meet at the store, the bank or the cafe.  And when that moment comes that we need to speak up for those who are voiceless, we speak truth.  Our job is to set others free from darkness by sharing the light of Christ. Each day, every day.

At the end of the day, after the sun goes down we reflect on our day.  We ask ourselves if we did our job. Did we come home with a blue ribbon today?  God has an endless supply of blue ribbons and sees an endless supply of needs for us to meet.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

From Our Happy Tent to Yours,

Meredith Bell

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