Cat From Heaven — There was once a kindly old priest who had a small kitten. Unfortunately, the cat climbed up a tree and was afraid to come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the priest was inspired to try something else. He tied a rope to his car and pulled it until the tree bent down.
He tried to reach the kitten, but the tree was still too high from the ground. So he pulled the tree further from his car, but alas, the rope broke. The tree suddenly uncoiled itself and sprung back into an upright position, flinging the cat into the air and out of sight with high velocity.
The old priest felt terrible! He walked all over the neighborhood asking people if they’d seen a little kitten, but nobody had. With nothing more to be done, he offered a prayer and commended the cat into the hands of the Lord.
A few days later, the old priest was in the grocery store and met one of his parishioners. He happened to look into her shopping cart and was amazed to see cat food. The woman was not particularly regarded as an animal lover, so he inquired about the reason for the cat food.
The woman explained that her youngest daughter had been nagging her for a pet kitten for some time. After repeatedly denying the child’s requests, the exasperated woman finally informed the girl that the only way she would ever get a cat is if God Himself would deliver one. Just then, she said, a cat came flying out of the sky, with its paws outstretched, and landed right front of her!
Wonder of wonders? Miracles of miracles? Never underestimate the Power of God – nor His unique sense of humor!
“How great are Your works O Lord, in wisdom You have made them all!” (Psalm 104:24) Remember, anyone can count the seeds in an apple; but only God can count the apples in a seed.
Hat tip Father James Hayer
Cat From Heaven