Thursday, August 14, 2008

God's in charge, and I don't need a picture to illustrate my point.

My Internet has been out for a couple of days.
I have been going a little crazy.
I have become dependent, not just because of my blogging,
but because of the following reasons:

I could not get maps to anywhere I needed to go.
I could not balance my checkbook or make sure I had enough money for retail therapy.
I could not check my e-mail.
I could not google anything, including but not limited to the Olympic stats, several health conditions, recipes, school stuff, and church stuff.
I couldn't use the yellow pages.com and you all know that I have forgotten how to use a real phonebook.

and, last, but not least,

I was forced to finish the organizing and cleaning I started on Monday.
Which, also meant that I was forced to ALMOST finish ironing my husband's whole closet worth of clothes. And, you all know how much I hate to iron. I say almost, only because I have limited myself to 15 items of clothes a day.

Well, the reason for the post. The at&t guy looked at me a little crazily while I told him that God himself had been making our Internet work, even though it had not been hooked up to the right port for the past 3 years.

"Seriously", I informed, "I have no doubt that God waited to let my connection go until he knew that I could handle it. Can you believe that it only took me 3 years to get my act together?"

Um, yeah, he didn't answer me.

So, my friend Kristy e-mailed me a little story that illustrates that God knows what he is doing. I hope you all get a good smile...don't know if it is good enough for a laugh. Along with that smile, I hope you know that God is always watching over you, even if it comes in the form of a flying cat.

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 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 'boing!' 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."

6 comments:

Rita said...

I was WONDERING where you've been! No internet connection...it all becomes clear to me now!

How was Miss Bella's day yesterday? (maybe if I read further in your blog, I'll find out...)

I love the kitty story -- it certainly did make me smile! :) God does work in mysterious ways!

Mother Goose said...

I believe it! I believe it! God, truly is good and answers are given if we open our eyes and recognize all things! Loved your post and I have missed you! Welcome back to internet world.

RedefinedPossibilities said...

Thanks. I needed a reminder of who is really in charge today!

Sheila said...

chuckle, chuckle...
turned to a belly laugh
thanks.
it beats the tears from 5 minutes ago. thanks alice.
ToOdLeS,ShEiLA

devri said...

Glad to see your writings on the internet again. Glad your back you brighten my day. Heavenly father knows what we need or don't need, only he can deside though!!!

Kathy said...

Love the story about the cat and I LOVE the fact that you told the cable dude that God has been making your Internet work. I'm sure he got a good laugh :)