The Pastor's Cat
According to the story, Dwight Nelson tells an account 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 checked 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
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
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 and God's unique sense of humor
and the way God answers prayers.
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