So the story continues….
The toy Velveteen Rabbit learns from the Skin Horse that a toy becomes real if its owner really and truly loves it. The Velveteen Rabbit eventually becomes the boy’s dearest friend, and as he plays and loves the rabbit, it becomes worn and shabby. Later, the boy comes down with scarlet fever and just before the bedroom toys are burned to disinfect the room, the rabbit sheds a real tear and the Nursery Magic Fairy appears to turn him into a REAL rabbit, for indeed he was real to the boy and dearly loved.
And in some ways, that seems like the transformation that happens when a person dead in her sins awakens to the sweet, tender love of Jesus, and becomes the real, alive person that God has created her to be. And it lasts for always. This is “My Velveteen Life.”