The Pastor’s Cat

This story just made me laugh…and each time I think of it, the vision of the poor cat amuses me to no end.  I hope it will leave a bright spot in your day, and we can see that God does have a sense of humor!

This is a true story about a pastor that had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was afraid to come down.  The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, and treats, but the kitten 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.

That is exactly 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.  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 had seen a little kitten.  No.  Nobody has seen a stray kitten!  So he prayed, “Lord, I just commit this kitten to your keeping,” and went about this 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, preacher!”  She told him how her little girl had been begging for a cat, but she had kept refusing.  Then a few days before, the child had begged again, so the Mom finally told her “Well, if God gives you a cat, I will let you keep it.”

She related to the pastor, “I watched my child go out in the yard, get on her knees, and ask God for a cat.  And really,  Preacher, you won’t believe this, but I saw it with my own eyes.  A kitten suddenly came flying out of the blue sky with it’s paws outspread, and landed right in front of her.