“I think it would be really cool if the mark on the bunny would be a thumbprint . . . as a reminder that God’s hand is on everything, even on what we would think of as a mistake . . .”
(in)courage’s own Angie Smith has learned how to write a childrens book and ended up writing a beautiful children’s book called Audrey Bunny. It’s about a stuffed bunny who is afraid her imperfections make her unworthy of being chosen to receive a little girl’s love. Audrey the Bunny learns the truth soon enough, though – and young readers will learn that everyone is special and wonderfully made by God.
It’s a children’s book, an amazingly illustrated one with special meaning to the author and her family. And it’s a lovely illustration of God’s love for us and His hand on our lives.
You can hear more about Audrey Bunny’s mark from Angie here (or here, if you can’t see the video):
We all have marks on our lives and our hearts, things that we see as imperfections, as reasons why we can’t ever be truly accepted and loved. Thankfully, our heavenly Father says to us the same thing Caroline says to Audrey Bunny: “I chose you, and I love you more than you could ever know.”
Those marks? It’s how He knows us. After all, he created us!
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
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