Tiny, But Great – Thankful Thursday

Today I’m grateful for this tiny little bunny.

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image: from martha0stout’s phone

All his siblings have passed slowly over the last few weeks since they’ve been born and  we honestly didn’t think that he would make it either. (Mostly because all of the babies that have been the only ones in the nest at under  month and a half have always died from lack of body heat.)

But this little guy?

He’s hopping all around the kennel he’s in with a bunch of adult bunnies and he snuggles up with the little chickies (that are actually about the size of two fists put together by now, wow…) who hop out of their little brooder box to snuggle on the outside of the small rabbit kennel that this little guy is in at night.

By all rights, he shouldn’t still be hopping around and getting groomed by all the does that he shares a kennel with, but he is.

And for this great yet tiny miracle, I am grateful.

Check out the original Thankful Thursday.

 

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Miracles Amongst Us – Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for the miracle of healing. We have a new kitten named Shadow in the family and almost a week after he joined us he darted under my sister’s youngest’s feet at the last, and worst, moment. Now it’s fairly normal for animals to get stepped on in one way or another and to recover just fine. There’s just one thing. Shadow’s head was stepped on while they were on tile. I won’t go into detail on how Shadow looked or what he sounded like. We asked our neighbor to come and give Shadow a priesthood blessing and fasted and prayed as well.

“Yea, cry unto him for mercy; for he is mighty to save. Yea, humble yourselves, and continue in prayer unto him. Cry unto him when ye are in your fields, yea, over all your flocks…But this is not all; ye must pour out your souls in your closets, and your secret places, and in your wilderness. Yea, and when you do not cry unto the Lord, let your hearts be full, drawn out in prayer unto him continually for your welfare, and also for the welfare of those who are around you.” (Alma 34: 18-20, 26-27)

Shadow is shortly recovering. The Lord was merciful to our little kitty and for that I am forever grateful, but I know that this is not all. The Lord has been very good to my family, has blessed us in many things, though Shadow’s life is one of the greatest to me right now.

“For of him unto whom much is given much is required; and he who sins against the greater light shall receive the greater condemnation.” (D&C 82:3)

“And now behold, my beloved brethren, I say unto you, do not suppose that this is all; for after ye have done all these things, if ye turn away the needy, and they naked, and visit not the sick and afflicted, and impart of your substance, if ye have, to those who stand in need—I say unto you, if ye do not any of these things, behold, your prayer is vain, and availeth you nothing, and ye are as hypocrites who do deny the faith.” (Alma 34:28)

We have been given much this past week and now it is our turn to give as well.

Check out the original Thankful Thursday. (Will update link when able.)