Monday, May 10, 2010

THE PASTOR'S CAT...

This particular story just made me laugh. Every time I think about it, the vision of that poor cat just amuses me to no end. Hope the story leaves a bright spot in your day.

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.'


Lesson learned: Never underestimate the Power of God and His unique sense of humor.

12 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Whatever we have/haven't is The best planned by God but we always want more...

madcobug said...

Cute one. Have a nice day Patty. Helen

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That's a good one.Thanks for the day brightener.
Blessings,Ruth

reanaclaire said...

Never underestimate God, yeah.. haha.. prayers are answered in most astonishing ways!

Arkansas Patti said...

That is a great story. Certainly made true believers out of that woman and her child.

Clytie said...

I really hope this is a true story. I really want to believe it is!!! God works in mysterious ways, and this is one of the BEST!

Beth Niquette said...

LOL OOoooh, that is a lovely story! How wonderful--made my day!

Renie Burghardt said...

Awwww, that is a cute story. A cat hater got converted, and a little girls prayers were answered. I agree, God has a sense of humor, indeed!

Well. DWS is nearing the finish line. Should be exciting tonight. Enjoy! I know I will.

Renie

mommanator said...

how cute

Anna said...

Patty I cannot stop laughing, this is the best story yet, never mind its true. Thanks for sharing. Anna :)

Margaret Cloud said...

This is a nice story but I had to laugh at the thought of the kitten flying through the air.

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ Great story about the flying cat - so very funny.
Thanks for your comments and I am doing my best to keep warm of late.
We have had a frost or two and more due 2C starts to the days - 35 F.
Wish we had some of your rain here.
You do well mowing your lawns. I have been paying to have mine done for many years now.
I hope you soon get warmer days.
Take care, Love, Merle.