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. Whoever said the Creator doesn’t have a sense of humor?

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.

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One Response to The Pastor’s Cat

  1. “Lying is done with words and also with silence.”
    — Adrienne Rich
    (1929-2012) American poet, essayist and feminist
    http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Adrienne.Rich.Quote.A476

    “The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.”
    — Ambrose Bierce
    (1842-1914) Humorist
    http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Ambrose.Bierce.Quote.2530

    “It is a matter of record that in the German Election of 1933, the Communist
    Party was ordered by its leaders to vote for the Nazis – with the explanation
    that they could later fight the Nazis for power, but first they had to help
    destroy their common enemy : capitalism and its parliamentary form of
    government.”
    — Ayn Rand
    (1905-1982) Author
    Source: ” ‘Extremism’ or The Art of Smearing”, Chapter 17 of Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
    http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Ayn.Rand.Quote.5933

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