Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the pastor of his
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 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
He then figured if he went just a little bit further, the tree would be
bentsufficiently for him to reach the kitten. But as he moved
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 hadseen 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
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.