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 was then 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
he could bend the tree down enough to get the kitten. He did all this,
checking his progress frequently. 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 was amazed
to see she was buying 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
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."
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!