The Kitten and God

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.

 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 bent sufficiently
 for him to reach the kitten. But as he moved 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. 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 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.