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Offline AdmiralD

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« on: June 02, 2005, 02:06:45 AM »

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.

That's what he did, all the while checking his progress in the car. He 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 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 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 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 His unique sense of humor!

Offline Miss Chick-a-BEE

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2005, 10:28:19 AM »
You have got to be kidding! That one gave a really good laugh! I can most certainly see God arranging something like that. We always think that things are under OUR control. But nope.... God's watching every little thing, and He's really the one who plans it all.

Really cute story.


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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2005, 01:15:30 PM »
Nice story and worth passing on to cat lovers and cat haters alike.

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2005, 04:30:20 PM »
Thats pretty cool man!!
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Offline Horns Pure Honey

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2005, 07:15:46 PM »
Funny but I still feel bad for the poor kitten flying across the sky, that must have scared at least 6 lives out of it, lol :D
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2005, 07:20:27 PM »
Not meaning to rain on the parade. But I had heard a story like this before, and dispite the fact that cats land on their feet, after a certain altitude, the cat would not survive.

So I would have to say this is not the preachers cat but is indeed sent from God.
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