The Pastor's Cat

The Pastor's Cat...

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 drove away so that the tree bent down, he could
then reach up and get the kitten.

He did! All the while, 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

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.

Submitted by Dick Carter