Friday, October 28, 2011


The Cat

Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the pastor of his

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.

He did all this, checking his progress in the car 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 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. 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?)

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 what may appear to be
breaking on one end, is answering prayer on another.


sm said...

nice story
It depends how we want to see it.
glass is half empty or glass is full.
one should see it any way which makes him happy.

Enigma said...

Nice short story. :)

Harman said...

Very never know when the prayers would be answered and how and to whom!
God Bless!

deeps said...

and thats exactly what happens almost everywhere... just that we dont get to know what happens on the other side :)

Bhagyashree said...

Thats a lovely story

rama said...

It is true, that is why it is always said be careful what you ask for sometimes it is just given to you. Good Story, Renu, Thanks for sharing it.



nice story....

BTW thanks for the visit n comments, much appreciated...
plz do come again.

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Rhapsody B. said...

inspiring story. \hope you are well and life is treating you kind. Take care and stay blessed.


Renu said...

sm: think positive and evrything will fall into place:)

Enigma: thanks:) and waiting for your next post.

Harman: we dont know the ways, but we must trust.

deeps:This is where faith comes in.

bhagyashree: thanks:)

rama: I have myself seen it so many times and now I am careful before asking:)

Irfanuddin:..I always believe in that:)

RhapsodyB:..Thanks and god is always kind to everyone:)

chitra said...

Loved the story. kept reading like a small child. Strange are the ways of God.

Renu said...

chitra: we can say only one thing that he always answers our prayers.

Reflections said...

Oh Renu this was beautiful....I loved it;-D!!!!

And u r absolutely right, he always answers our prayers:-)).

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