particular story just made me laugh. Every time I think about it,
the vision of that poor cat just amuses me. Hope the story leaves
a bright spot in your day. Whoever said the Creator doesn't have
a sense of humor?
Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the pastor of his
church. He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and
then was afraid to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk,
etc. The kitty would not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough
to climb, so the pastor decided that if he tied a rope to his car
and drove away so that the tree bent down, he could then reach up
and get the kitten.
did! All the while, checking his progress in the rear view mirror
frequently, then figured if he went just a little bit further, the
tree would be bent sufficiently for him to reach the kitten. But
as he moved a little further forward, the rope broke. The tree went
"boing!" and the kitten instantly sailed through the air-out
The pastor felt terrible. He walked all over the neighborhood asking
people if they'd seen a little kitten. Nope. Nobody had seen a stray
kitten. So he prayed, "Lord, I just commit this kitten to your
went on about his business.
A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his
church members. He happened to look into her shopping cart and was
amazed to see cat food. Now this woman was a cat hater and everyone
knew it, so he asked her, "Why are you buying cat food when
you hate cats so much?"
She replied, "You won't believe this," and told him how
her little girl had been begging her for a cat, but she kept refusing.
Then a few days before, the child had begged again, so the Mom finally
told her little girl, "Well, if God gives you a cat, I'll let
you keep it?"
(Can you see where this is heading?)
told the pastor, "I watched my child go out in the yard, get
on her knees, and ask God for a cat. And really, Pastor, you won't
believe this, but I saw it with my own eyes. A kitten suddenly came
flying out of the blue sky, with its paws outspread, and landed
right in front of her."
Never underestimate the Power of God and His unique sense of humor!