Over three months ago our one-fourth-bobcat mamma had four little kittens… her third litter and usually half of the litter have no tails, like a bobcat, but this litter all had tails. Leah, my gentle daughter who loves our Lord Jesus Christ greatly, took on the daily chores to care for the cats. Her gentle ways rubbed off on the kittens so they grew gentle and sweet. At the time they opened their little eyes for the first time we discovered one kitten had only one eye, the other just wasn’t there! Despite this problem the little thing grew and fit into the daily life of kitten-hood. Now the days came where we had to give them away, we can only have one cat here. Our concern was that no one would want the one eyed kitten so we prayed that God would send someone that would feel compassion on her and want her. God brought our neighbor’s children and they were delighted when they heard that we were giving away the kittens and chose the one eye kitten to take home! What an immediate answer to prayer!
Pressure was on to find homes for these kittens as they were quickly growing. We tried to put them in the paper but for some reason the add didn’t make it in. We posted notices about them at the local stores, still nothing. I finally decided that we should take them to the pound before they were fully grown and no one would want them. Leah and I carried the kittens into the pound but as soon as we walked in both of us had a sense of something wrong. We placed them into a cage made ready and I was given a paper to sign them over to the county… it stated that they could basically do anything with them once I signed. My stomach hurt, I looked at the kittens and my heart broke for them, how could I give up these gentle things to some place that had a sense of evil to it? I changed my mind, didn’t sign and we took the kittens back.
I began to cry as I drove home, I’m not sure why exactly but I was grieved deeply because of the sin and evil we sensed in that place, and I almost gave those innocent kittens up to that! So, what a surprise to me that suddenly I felt a great compassion for the kittens and actually loved them a great deal and cared very much about what happened to them! After confessing my sin of carelessness and hardness of heart to God I asked Him to please give them a good home somewhere. We prayed frequently for a good home and day by day I loved those kittens more and made my plea for a good home every time I saw them. Does God care for kittens? Yesterday a little girl of about ten called answering the ad in the paper.. her mother communicating through her got directions to our place to see the kittens. I prayed, ” Oh Lord, let them like the kittens, and even take them all if that is your will”.. they came and loved the kittens and took all three!!!!
This morning as I reflect on all this my eyes fill with tears and my heart sings unto God with gratitude! Kittens, just little kittens and a lesson for me I will not soon forget. God saved me from evil and destruction, from terrible things happening to me. He didn’t sign me over to the devil but had compassion on me, I am saved because He saved me with faith in his death and resurrection and repentance unto salvation. He did it all and now loves this redeemed one, loves me because He saved me! I some how understand this better now… and my faith is greatly strengthened as He answered prayer… for kittens…………..
……..What of mothers that will give up their innocent babies to the hand of the abortionists?
Compassion on kittens,
Compassion on puppies,
Compassion on animals…..COMPASSION ON THE INNOCENT BABIES?
WHO will grieve for these little ones condemned to die? Who will stand against such evils?
May God help us…. we are walking on polluted ground in America, the blood of over 48,000,000 babies are spilled here.
“And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.” 2Ki 24:4
“They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.” Psa 94:21
“And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.” Isa 106:38 “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.” Isa 59:7
” Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.” Joe 3:19
“If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?”