A Cat in a Tree...

Monday, January 14, 2013

Something cute to start your week...


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 pulled it until the tree
bent down, he could then reach up and get the kitten. 

That's what he did, all the while checking his progress in the car. 
He 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 the car a little further forward, the rope broke.
The tree went 'boing!' and the kitten instantly sailed through the air - out of sight.

The pastor felt terrible. 
He walked all over the neighborhood asking people if they'd seen a little kitten. 
No. Nobody had seen a stray kitten. 
So he prayed:
'Lord, I just commit this kitten to your keeping,' and 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. 
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 then 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.'

 She 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.

Enjoy your day!  

12 comments :

  1. This is so sweet. A puuuurrrfect way to begin my week. Thanks, Lois!

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  2. OH! so precious, what a wonderful way for me to start this week , thanks for the sunshine today,
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  3. I love this, Lois! Enjoy the week ahead.

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  4. haha...Oh I love this! Enjoy your day!

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  5. Loved it...I'll definitely have to pass that on! I really love your new blog look...nice job!

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  6. So sweet and true.
    Have a great day
    Woolie hugs
    Trace

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  7. Hi Lois,
    That was so cute, and so true, you never know how the Lord is gonna do something, and if maybe something that is going on in your own life could just be the answer to someone
    else's prayer! Got a kick out of it,
    and hope that Pastor was too attached to his kitty!! lol
    Have a great day hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  8. Such a cute story Lois. Thank you for sharing the smile. It brightened my afternoon today.

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  9. That is an adorable story. Thank you for sharing it and bringing a smile to my face :)

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