Friday, December 18, 2009

Cat Up A Tree

It is an old story of a fire department being called out to rescue a cat stuck up in a tree. It is a waste of time and money for a fire department to do that but kind hearted and misguided people think that the cats need help when they don’t.
I have watched cats go up and down trees for many years so I know that they are capable of both going up and coming down on their own. I remember watching one of my cats climb up a tree and then struggle to find a safe way down. It would start down and then hesitate and then it would settle down again and reevaluate the situation. I watched as it did this over and over. Getting up had been no problem as all but coming down seemed to be a challenge. This is the time when others might call for help from those with tall ladders but not me. After a time the cat made its way safely to the ground.
How often do we find ourselves in similar situations? We get ourselves into situations and get stuck. Usually the way out is time consuming and difficult but the way is there for us to find. This is a time for prayer. Well not for God to send the fire department but to pray for wisdom and guidance through what ever mess we have made.

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