My “Runaway Bunny”

We Moms know that there is nothing we would not do to initiate and foster our relationships with our children. We try to keep them close. My little Rhema likes to run away into her own world, but I will never stop beckoning, urging her to come and share her world with me. In the same way, we have a God who pursues us and loves us with an unrelenting love.

From Margaret Wise Brown’s The Runaway Bunny

Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away. So he said to his mother, “I am running away.”

“If you run away,” said his mother, “I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.”

“If you run after me,” said the little bunny, “I will become a fish in a trout stream and I will swim away from you.”

“If you become a fish in a trout stream,” said his mother, “I will become a fisherman and I will fish for you.”

“If you become a fisherman,” said the little bunny, “I will become a rock on the mountain high above you.”

“If you become a rock on the mountain high above me,” said his mother, “I will be a mountain climber, and I will climb to where you are.”

The little bunny said, “I will be a crocus in a hidden garden.”

“If you become a crocus in a hidden garden,” said his mother, “I will be a gardener. And I will find you.”

“If you are a gardener and find me,” said the little bunny, “I will be a bird and fly away from you.”

“If you become a bird and fly away from me,” said his mother, “I will be a tree that you come home to.”

The little bunny said, “I will join the circus and fly away on a flying trapeze.”

“If you go flying on a flying trapeze,” said his mother, “I will be a tightrope walker, and I will walk across the air to you.”

“If you become a tightrope walker and walk across the air,” said the bunny, “I will become a little boy and run into a house.”

“If you become a little boy and run into a house,” said the mother bunny, “I will become your mother and catch you in my arms and hug you.”

“Shucks,” said the bunny, “I might just as well
stay where I am and be your little bunny.”

And so he did.
“Have a carrot,” said the mother bunny.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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4 thoughts on “My “Runaway Bunny”

  1. What a beautiful correlation between the characters in “The Runaway Bunny” and our relationship with God. I am so glad that God never gives up on us. Even when we try and turn away, His position toward us is still the same. Thank you for the encouragement. I love my Elianah that way too! Happy Mother’s Day Big Sister.

    Love,

    Gena

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