Have you ever wished the Easter Bunny would point your children toward Christ?
Martus is a very ordinary rabbit who finds himself in an extraordinary situation when he accidentally becomes trapped in the tomb with Jesus.
Martus, whose name means witness, experiences fear, sorrow, and regret. Hungry and afraid, he finally prays that God’s will be done. Nothing could have prepared this tiny rabbit for the mighty rush of wind, supernatural fireworks, and awesome demonstration of the power of God’s love. Martus becomes a witness to the greatest moment of our collective history. His fortune is not in that the Lord helped him escape by rolling the stone away . . . but in that he was made new.
Martus’s confession can model for children a simple prayer and admission of need. Martus and the cave is a story about grace: yours and mine. Our circumstances or “caves” look different, but our God is the same today and forever.
Based on the resurrection story and the biblical truths, “Do not be afraid for I am with you,” and “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord,” Martus will point your children toward the true joy of Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Author: Sharon Farritor Raimondo lives in Columbus, Nebraska.