The Wild Cat Returns Home!
Those who keep up with our family know that our home is a haven for several of God’s creatures, including two pocket parrots, a large African Grey and two cats. Months ago, Jonathan’s cat ran away from the house through an open garage door, and was not seen again. Jonathan was distraught, and we asked the Lord to watch over the cat and eventually bring him home.
Certainly God does care about the smallest among us and about his creation, as He watches the sparrows that fall (Matt. 10:29).
We were completely unaware that our cat was in the neighborhood all the time! Although we never saw him, the neighbor who lives on the hill, Toby McKenzie, was actually feeding the stray cats that would come by his house. Included among these 15 cats, was an orange striped cat that would eat every day and then go on his way, hanging out with the other strays in the neighborhood
A few weeks ago, we received word of this orange colored cat that was at Toby’s house. Imagine our surprise and the thrill of discovering it was Aarom, Jonathan’s cat that had been gone for over three months! He recognized Jonathan when he approached and Jonathan was able to bring him to his car and eventually into the house. The other cat named Oreo saw him in the house and they began to hiss at each other. In fact it took several days for Oreo to accept Aarom back into the family. Honestly, it reminded me of the story of the Prodigal son, and how the brother living at home was angry and resentful that his brother had returned, after living wild in the world! (Ha). In this case, it was the prodigal cat!
Aarom has now settled back into the routine of being a cat in the Stone house and both of these cat brothers are now getting along like nothing ever happened. Just the other day Perry left the front door cracked open and there was Oreo looking at the front porch with what seemed to be the intent of running outside, I am sure to scope things out. Perry stopped him and moved him back into the living room. We did not need another prodigal roaming the hills at night with a bunch of wild cats!
Thus, just as we prayed for our pocket parrot to be found when he was lost in the woods, and before sunset he was back home, once again the Lord answered prayer and brought our stray back home! Certainly God does care about the smallest among us and about his creation, as He watches the sparrows that fall (Matt. 10:29).
Love and Prayers,