A small kitten and the love of God

July 18th, 2012

Several years my wife found a little kitten living in our back shed. It was very tiny and very scared. It’s owners had moved away and left it to fend for itself.

For several months we tried to “tame” this kitten that had never known love and human touch. We left food and water out for it, talked to it and tried to get close to it.

After about 3-4 months my wife got close enough to touch it. At first this little kitten did not know how to react. It feared we were going to hurt it, but once we patted it for the first time it realised we were safe… at least a little bit!

I can remember seeing it react at the love and touch of my wife. It got lost for a moment and enjoyed the patting. Then fear came back again and it moved away.

Over the coming weeks we were able to touch it more and more and eventually we were able to pick it up. The kitten that knew no love, began to experience love for the first time. In time it became our cat.

As I think about this little kitten I am reminded of myself. I was like the little kitten. I was on the outside and I didn’t know the love of God. I believed there might be a God, but I didn’t think we could know Him or He was safe.

In time though as I read the Bible and talked to Christian friends I found that God was good, that He was loving and that He was safe to touch.

In July of 1989 I asked Jesus into my heart and life (nearly 23 years ago to the day) and a new journey began. Like the little kitten I was picked up by God and I was adopted into His eternal family. I was finally loved, safe and in His hands.

Since that day my life has changed dramatically. I had no hope, no purpose and no reason to live. Now I have all of those things and so much more. I have been blessed beyond belief…. all because of Jesus!

Today I would encourage you to ask Jesus Christ into your life. Make your connection with Jesus, receive forgiveness of sin, and become part of God’s eternal Kingdom. If you would like to do this you can pray this pray right now…

Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I have sinned and I need Your forgiveness. I believe that you are the Son of God, that You died on the cross for my sins and that You were raised to life. Right now I want to turn from my sins and I now ask You into my heart and life. I want to trust you as my Lord and Saviour. Please guide me and lead me and help me now to live for You. Please give my life new meaning and direction. I thank You that I am now part of Your eternal Kingdom and that You are my constant companion. You are my safe and ever present friend.
Amen.

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God Bless,

Dave