by Pastor Tim Burt
Today, I am reprinting this story by request. It’s fun and heartwarming! Enjoy or enjoy again!
The Miraculous Flying Cat (Author unknown)
Nelson, a friend, 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 noticed 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 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 heading?)
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 and ways of God!
Luke 11:9 (NIV) “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
In His love,
Pastor Tim Burt
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