Treasures from the Inbox #10-1

A Cat From Heaven

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A pastor 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 grasp the kitten.

He did all this, kept getting out to check, then
figured if he went just a little bit farther, the tree
would be bent sufficiently for him to reach the
kitten.

But as he moved a little farther forward… the
rope broke.
The tree went *Boing!* and the kitten instantly
sailed through the air, out of sight.

The pastor felt very bad.
He walked all over the neighborhood, asking
people if they’d seen a little kitten. No. Nobody
had seen a kitten.
So, he prayed, “Father, 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
he met Mrs. Smith, one of his church members.
He happened to look into her shopping cart and
he was amazed to see cat food, knowing she
hated cats.

He asked her, “Why are you buying cat food when
you hate cats so much?”
She grinned and said, “Oh, you won’t believe
this,” and told him how her little girl had been
begging her for a cat, but, of course, she kept
refusing.

Then a few days ago, her girl had begged
again and so she, exasperated, had told her,
“Well, if God gives you a cat from heaven,
then I’ll let you keep it.”

You can guess the rest.

She told the pastor, “I watched my little girl
go out in the yard, get on her knees and ask
God for a kitty 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 spread out… and landed
right in front of her!!!”

 

kitty running

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