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The Kitten


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. 

He did all this checking his progress in the car frequently, then figured 
if he went just a little bit further, the tree would be bend sufficiently 
for him to reach the kitten. But as moved the car a little further forward,
the rope broke. The tree went "BOING"!! and the kitten instantly sailed 
through the air and 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. Now 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 told him how her little girl had been begging 
her for a cat, but she kept refusing. Then a few days ago, the child had 
begged again, so the Mom finally told her, "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 ca! t. 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." 



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