” Rabbit! Rabbit!” It’s Resurrection Day!

Dear Reader:

The title picture today just made me smile… bringing the Easter Bunny and the Risen Christ together on this most miraculous of days.

Immediately it reminded me of my favorite children’s Easter book -Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day.

The story begins with a little bunny confessing that though he was a rabbit-he acted more like a scaredy-cat. He was afraid of everything!

“I was afraid of the dark, thunder, lightning, shadows, horses’ hooves, and dark gloomy caves.”

Then one day… everything the little bunny was scared of …happened on the same day! Soldiers on horses came galloping into bunny’s quiet beautiful garden, then darkness descended in the middle of the day accompanied by a terrible storm with thunder and lightning-even the ground shook!

Terrified… Bunny ran for cover and found himself in a dark cave! Soon people with torches entered the cave carrying a man wrapped in white clothes and placed him on a flat rock. They then left but not before rolling a big stone in front of the entrance. Bunny’s worst fear… trapped in a dark cave!

Scared and lonely Bunny hopped on the flat rock next to the man and snuggled under the white cloth too… there was something about him that made Bunny not feel alone.

Time passed… suddenly the most amazing thing happened… the cave filled with the brightest light! The man arose and Bunny could see the light was coming from him! Suddenly the swoosh sound of fresh air sounded and pushed the stone away.

The man bent down and extended his hand to the bunny who hopped into his warm hand.

Bunny was scooped up next to the man’s heart and he heard the words” Don’t be afraid Little Bunny. I am with you always.” From that moment on Little Bunny was never afraid again!

The man scooped the little bunny up and held him close to his heart. Don’t be afraid Little Bunny… I am with you always! Hearing his voice Bunny knew he would never be afraid!

The day when the man glowed and left the darkness is called Easter… so that is why I am called The Easter Bunny!

So until tomorrow… Let us take time to thank Jesus for Easter and for everything.

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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