It's not Easter without a big, chocolate bunny. I used to get them in my Easter basket when I was a kid.
Let's look at the large, hollow bunny versus a small, solid bunny.
The large bunny looks good because he's big! The more chocolate, the better, right? Sometimes he even has colorful candy eyes, or a pink candy bowtie.
The small bunny looks good just because he's chocolate, but the amount appears to be less. He is smaller, after all. And the package is smaller, too; just a little, flat box.
Wouldn't you reach for the larger bunny based on appearance alone?
But bite the ears off; what's inside?
The large bunny is hollow, there's nothing in there. All you see is shell. Pieces may even crumble off as you nibble at the thin chocolate.
The small bunny is solid chocolate all the way through! You may even need a hammer to pound off a piece small enough to eat so you don't hurt your teeth trying to take a bite.
As Christians, which bunny are we when the tough times come? Are we hollow, looking good on the outside, but inside there is no substance? Do we crumble when the trials come?
Matthew 23:27 (MSG)
…You're like manicured grave plots, grass clipped and the flowers bright, but six feet down it's all rotting bones and worm-eating flesh. People look at you and think you're saints, but beneath the skin you're total frauds.
Or are we the smaller bunny? Solid in our faith when the hammers of life fall on us. Are we harder to break apart because there is substance to us?
James 1:12 (NIV)
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
If you want help in your faith journey don't be afraid to ask someone. There are many people who would love to spend time with you and mentor you. If you don't know of anyone, contact me and I will help you find the right person. Now is the time to make sure your walk with Jesus is solid!