The Power of Prayer

In This & That on August 31, 2011 at 3:03 am

This story just makes me laugh. Every time I think about that poor kitten it amuses me; hope this story leaves a bright spot in your day. 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 and offered warm milk but the kitten would not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the Paster 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 car. He 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 the car a little further forward, the rope broke. The tree went ‘bong!’ and the kitten instantly sailed through the air – out of sight!

The Paster felt terrible. He walked all over the neighborhood asking people if they’d seen a little kitten. Nobody had. So he prayed, “Lord, I just commit this kitten to your keeping”, and went about his day.

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 did not like cats 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”, then told him how her little girl had been begging for a kitten but the mother kept refusing. Then a few days before, the child begged again, so the mother 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!”

Oh the power of prayer!

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