A House is Not a Home Without a Cat

It’s true ain’t it?

When I was a little girl I wanted a cat.  Somehow we never got to keep it for very long.  I guess it ran away?

Eyes that can spot an ant or spider for miles.

What would you say if your dear beloved daughter asked you for her very own kitten? I guess you have figured out what I  answered. We’ve had this darling feline for almost two years now.

Our little orphan arrived with only her favorite shoelace.

Kara and I will never forget the first time we met Sheba.  She was a rescue kitten from a feral litter.  Daintily she climbed into my daughter’s lap as we visited her in the foster home she lived in.  It took her quite a while before she did this.

Is the coast clear?

She was so tiny and timid.  Sheba hid under Kara’s bed when we arrived home with her… until…

Relax, Sheba, it’s just Mamarazzi at it again!

Sushi came to the rescue and befriended her.  Love at first sight!  We could not believe how our wee dog drew the kitten out of her hiding place.

I’ll look innocent so she won’t notice you wiping your nose on the carpet…

Sheba hasn’t looked back.  The bond between these two unlikely friends reminds me of two other strangely matched buddies.

“… Jonathon became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.”

1 Samuel 18: 1

Jealousy doesn’t even begin to describe this relationship…

David and Jonathon had every reason to hate each other; but they did not. Although our Shih tzu loved Sheba – our older outside cat did not! Like King Saul she appears to be very hateful of this new kid on the block…

” And from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David.”

1 Samuel 18: 9

Is it safe to come out of hiding?

David spent a lot of time hiding from Saul.  But he did not hate him back. David trusted God and did not take vengeance upon the angry king.

” But the Lord forbid that I should lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed.”

1 Samuel 26: 11

Is it a boy or a girl?

When we trust God it means we can wait for his signal and know that his timing is best.  To act presumptuously will only set us back…

Where did all your favorite books go?

We are to rejoice with others when they get the promotion and we didn’t. And we are to mourn with others when they experience loss.  Jonathon can sure teach us a lot about this.

Sunning in the master’s chair.

He was the king’s son:  Not David.

When are you coming in to refill my dish?

But Jonathon knew who the real Boss was.  It is the LORD who chooses the leaders.  Jonathon loved the same God that David did.  Do we?

Bird watching. How come those worms don’t snap in half when the robins are pulling them out?

Are we able to wait or give up a position that we wanted?

I got here first!

Is God’s will more important than ours?  I am uncomfortable as I type this. I fear that I lack a Jonathon heart.

Thanks for sharing! You are my best friend.

But I will not lose heart because I know that: ” when I am weak He is strong and He will continue the project He has begun in me” – (Wendy paraphrase).  Jesus is not only my Boss; He is my best friend!

“… Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I have learned from my Father I have made known to you.”

John 15: 15

Blessings to you my friends ~ Wendy

29 thoughts on “A House is Not a Home Without a Cat

  1. Forgot to let you know I love those cat pics and the way you wove them into the message of the love between Jonathon and David, a love coming from the Father to them. The insight into seeing the difference between God’s will and man’s will is keen. God bless.

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    1. Oh yes, I agree… we’d be in big trouble if He wasn’t long suffering. His grace is free – but we do need to trust in it and not ignore Him if we want to be remembered later… ~ Wendy

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  2. I think having a Jonathan heart is a rare thing indeed. We are so often compelled to push for our own rights, to fight for our own advancement and to jealously guard the attention and position we think we deserve. It’s hard—oh so hard—-to humble ourselves and trust that if God wants to raise us up He will in His own way and time. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I love your comment. You’ve hit the nail on the head. He loves a humble heart that trusts Him and desires His will. It’s not about us. And yet He loves us so much even when we’re stumbling around. It is this love that drew me out of the darkness and into His marvelous Light! ~ Wendy

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  3. How wonderful that God uses the ordinary, everyday things in life to teach us deep truths. I had to smile when I read how it was your dog that made your cat feel safe! Sometimes the lessons God wants us to learn are where we least expect it…but if we’re looking, we’ll find them. Thanks for the great post, Wendy! Blessings to you!

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