[Jokes] THE PASTOR'S CAT (fwd)

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Sat Jan 8 16:51:46 GMT 2005

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This particular story just made me laugh.  Every time I think about it, 
the vision of that poor cat just amuses me.
Hope the 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, 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 
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 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.

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