Saturday, March 28, 2009

Small Miracles

Say what you will about Christian Faith, about hope, about prayer.

Some believe it's the power of the mind at work, a way to trick ourselves into a positive outlook.

Some say "Hope, it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness." (video link from The Matrix Reloaded)

Well, I've seen what it can do before, and in small ways, I saw what it can do this week with four small miracles including good news on my job and good news in finding our 13-year-old cat, Boots.

It turns out that Boots spent at least the last two days hiding in this hole, according the neighbors. This is a small, shingled awning over some garage doors on the apartment building adjacent to ours. He was gone a total of 9 days. When we found him, he was too scared to come out for us. We had to wait until after dark to rescue him. Our apartment staff was very friendly, as was the resident of the apartment with a balcony next to this hole. Hopefully, the apartment maintenance folks patch this hole soon. I can only imagine all kinds of creatures could find their way into this chasm.

He was stinky and dirty like one would expect after more than a week of gallivanting the neighborhood and cowering in an enclosed, musty dead space over garages. Rain had already set in last night, so he was wet as well. I took the opportunity to give him a bath. Normally, he won't have anything to do with bathing, but since he was already soaked, he didn't seem to mind too much.

Now our other cat just needs to get used to having him around again. She's still not quite sure what to make of all of this.


Unknown said...

Congrats. This weather has been terrible for a cat stuck out in it.
Glad you found her.

Bryan said...

Yes, congrats on finding boots as well as the other news regarding your job.

Anonymous said...

Your blessing are wonderful. And we can learn great things like patience and trust from them. Glad everything is going well!!


Matt said...

Fantastic news!

Funny, I don't know you from Adam, but this post absolutely made my morning.

The Unabashed Blogger said...

Say what you will, but never underestimate the deviant mind of a cat. Boots was likely stuffed into the hole with the threat of death upon exiting/escaping by your other cat; Boots was too scared to leave. Hey, it could happen.

"Four small miracles including good news on my job and good news in finding our 13-year-old cat, Boots"

The other two? Not prying, but I'm always excited to hear what the Lord is doing in other people's lives.

My favorite quote from The Matrix Reloaded is "Comprehension is not a requisite of cooperation." That is what I sometimes tell people when it comes to 2Co 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

It's applicable in numerous ways and occasions...including work. It;s about the only thing I pulled from the Matrix Trilogy.

Noah said...

The other two aren't really things I'd air in public fora, and they are genuinely tiny miracles. The timing was such that I remain adamant that they were eventualities of prayer with a few fellow church-goers the night before. I can't find a way to contact you offline, but if you ping me via the form on the right side of my page, I will share one of the stories with you.

Pat Ring said...

My very-sweet, but generally very-aloof cat crawled onto my lap as I was reading this. She got out once and we found her in our woods. The cows from the property behind us appeared to be watching over her as she crouched by some brush. She seemed as frightened by us as much as the cows. I can generally take or leave the cats, but I was actually glad we found her after a day in the woods, and I suspect I would be very sad if she disappeared all together. I am glad Boots is back home with you.

DebraE64 said...

I'm so glad you found your cat! I said a prayer for her! Glad she's back home!

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