The Tale of Our Two Cats
Yesterday, our two six month old cats, Moose and Iggy, went to the “Fix Clinic”, to get fixed. And they didn’t even know they were “broken”. I don’t know why they call it that. Regardless, this is the adventure my wife and I – and our cats – went through the past couple of days, and some insights and lessons we can learn.
Neither Karen nor I wanted to do this to our boys (we think of them as our kids, and they act that way sometimes!), but we knew it was the right thing to do. Still, it was tough. Parents, I can’t imagine how hard it is for you to make decisions for your child or children that you know will be hard for them, but still has to be done. Bless your hearts. Sometimes you just gotta do what you just gotta do. (Forgive me, grammarians!)
The day of the procedure, we managed to get both of them into the carrier and carry them out to the car and to the clinic. We were both anxious the whole day. Just to let you know the cats are fine and now fully recovered. Thank you to all who prayed for Moose and Iggy’s surgery and recovery. They were answered well.
Now for some insight. Both Karen and I were doing a lot of praying and reflecting that day. At one point, I was sitting in a room and thinking “one or both of them are always in here, making themselves known, and vying for my attention. I found myself praying “I miss my cats. I just want them home!” Then it hit me. That’s what the Lord must say when we go astray, when we miss the mark, intentionally or accidentally.
Child of God, are you close to Him? Do you know Him? As surprising as it is, He knows you and wants a relationship with you. It is an awesome thing to have a relationship with the living God, our creator, our father, our God, who sent Jesus to die for us, so we could be with Him forever.
When we find ourselves feeling alone or hopeless and helpless, there is a Father who longs to hear our heart and to spend time with you – as you and I need to spend that time with Him. He is listening. He is waiting. He is there. Give Him a shout, and He’ll give you His ear.
Blessings to all who read these words.