Updated: May 3, 2020
As meaningful as any sermon, today's encouragement is to read The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams. I've read it to you, in the video below (it's a 30 minute commitment), or if you have a copy, you may simply may want to read it and reflect on it yourself. I do reflect on it a little bit at the end of the video.
The story is about a rabbit, who wants to become "real." It is a process. Any effort on my part to sum up the story would, I think, diminish it. This is an "all in" meditation.
If you have young children that would prefer an animated version, here is one told by Christopher Plummer
May you be blessed as you read this timeless masterpiece. - Pastor Mike