Monday, March 30, 2015

An Alaskan Easter Bunny

Happy Easter

If I hold really still no one will see me...

As the snow melts, my fur changes back to brown.
I took these photos back in Spring of 2011, when we lived in our first dwelling in Alaska:  a log cabin with an outhouse.  If you'd like to see more photos of this bunny you can click here to see the Original Bunny Post There are also lots of previous posts and pictures of us greenhorns surviving Alaska for the first time and some of the thoughts, feelings, and experiences we had in 2010-2012.

The Artic Hare is pure white in wintertime and slowly changes back into brown for it's summer coat.  This incredible color change has always fascinated me.  Here it is Easter time, and I'm pondering how much more fascinating does the body of Christ undergo changes with the passing seasons of time.

We are studying about the early Christian church and all the trials and difficulties they had to go through.  BUT... what came about was of God's doing and His way.  We all are so wealthy in Jesus Christ because of what they went through, all those early believers. 

What will we do with the gifts they left us?  Do we take for granted all they went through?  What about the trials each of us go through?  Easter brings to mind suffering, Jesus upon the cross, and our own personal suffering.  Do we embrace it all, knowing that God has a plan and a purpose for His people?

What about Christians in other countries undergoing extreme persecution?  Are we remembering them like the brothers and sisters they are to us? 

Let's remember that, on whatever side of the world we live in, we are called to unity in the body of Christ and this Easter, let's pray in earnest that we'd accept whatever, "coat" God would have us be in, whatever season that may be, and use it for His glory.  We are not all called to the same things, but we are called to the same unity of Spirit in Christ Jesus.....

Let us serve one another in love without complaining and arguing as we hold out the word of life to a lost and dying world, that we may "shine like stars."  Philippians 2:14-16

Happy Easter Everyone!

1 comment:

  1. That is amazing that the bunny undergoes such a color transformation. Incredible how God designed each creature to be perfectly adapted to its surroundings. I agree that unity is the best thing we can do as Christians to allow the gospel to go forth. May the Lord bless you during this time of celebrating His death, burial, and resurrection this weekend :)