Grace and the Velveteen Rabbit 

What can I say about Grace and the Velveteen Rabbit? To be honest I really can’t say it any better than Margery Williams in ‘The Velveteen Rabbit‘ itself. A book that has delighted children and adults alike for almost a century.

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‘Once you are real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand’ (_..)


I love this line, because in Grace this is how God views us. Because in being real to ourselves in Christ we are returning to God as one of His children. Exactly as He created you to be.

He sees not just one of his well loved children returning to Him like a favorite source of comfort. No, He sees also His beloved Son.

When we see our children we, as parents rush to embrace them and our heavenly Father is no different. Just as we are compelled to hold our Children so to He is compelled by love to hold His own Son and His children.

We may be shabby around the edges, feel like we’re falling apart but that’s when God loves us the most and we show it. He’s squeezed us so hard to His heart in those hard times that we look loved.

It is in that time of pressure comfort that we become real. Real because we are exactly where, who and who’s we are and were always supposed to be.

Beheld in Yahweh’s embrace.

© Andrew Jewell


One Comment on “Grace and the Velveteen Rabbit 

  1. Hello ,
    I saw your tweet about animals and thought I will check your website. I like it!
    I love pets. I have two beautiful thai cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male). Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He acts like a bigger brother for her. 🙂
    I have even created an Instagram account for them ( ) and probably soon they will have more followers than me (kinda funny).
    I have subscribed to your newsletter. 🙂
    Keep up the good work on your blog.


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