The Cat Who Dropped from Heaven
Whoever said the Creator doesn't have a sense of humor?
A church pastor found a stray kitten that had 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 between the tree and his car and drove a little way so that the tree bent down, he could then reach up and get the kitten. That's what he did, all the while checking his progress from the car. He 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. Finally, he prayed, "Lord, I 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. "A few days ago she was begging for a cat again, so I finally said, 'Well, if God gives you a cat, I'll let you keep it.' Then, I watched her 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 and His unique sense of humor!