Thursday, April 05, 2007

God Loves My Cat

So why can't you?
{again, with the pictures!!! There's supposed to be one of me and Smegel here. This is not good for the morale of a returning blogger...}

Last night I was laying in bed reading Jane Eyre (I can't believe I've never read it!) When I suddenly bolted upright in bed and asked Timm, "Have you seen Smegel?!" Even as the words were leaving my mouth I didn't know why I was saying them. I had no reason to wonder where he was or fear for him... Or so I thought. I called him and he didn't come, so I knew something was amiss. I swept through the house 3 times before I decided I'd better head outside. I donned my robe and went out to the parking lot. (Unfortunately for now, our view from both the front and back is sadly, a parking lot.) Timm got right up to come with me without being asked. (He loves tat cat.) I started kissing for him-you know, that universal animal calling noise you make- and calling his name. I felt prompted where to look, and that he would be hiding under something and too afraid to come out. I would have to find him. I called him almost continuously until I heard small little kitty cries. I followed the sounds and he emrged from under a car. Now, my friends- as most of you know, Smegel is no ordinary cat in more ways than one, but the one that strikes people first is the fact that he has no hair. He cannot be outside, he lacks opposable thumbs and outdoor survival skills! Plus, beleive it or not, these cats are worth a lot of money so I was afraid someone would find him and keep him!
Looking back I deduced that he probably poked his head out when Diana came over about 3 hours earlier and didn't get back inside before she left. I only knew he was missing for 20 minutes, but it felt like the whole 3 hours. I love this cat people.
The coolest thing, is that apparently, Heavenly Father does too! Seriously, I was prompted 'Out Of Nothing!' that I needed to look for him, and knew where to find him. What would have happened if I hadn't received or listened to that prompting? SO the lesson I learned is this: GOd cares about all of his creatures. After all, he evern created the hairless ones. He wanted Smegel to be safe. Maybe more so, He knew that it meant a great deal to me, so he cared. In the grand eternal scheme of things, it might be ridiculous, but Heavenly Father knew I cared, and my tiny concern was real to Him. That was a testament to me. I slept with Smegel tucked safely under my arm all night.

14 comments:

Diana said...

Jessie that is a great story and I am glad it ended happily. It will be one you can tell in General Conference when you're General Relief Society President.

cjw said...

I can't believe Smegel didn't come back in!! I must admit, that cat is growing on me and I'd be sad if he was lost. I love it when I receive seemingly random inspiration like that, especially when it concerns smaller things that are important to me. I love the fact that Heavenly Father cares about the small things that are important to us--He really does love us as individual children! Yay for finding Smegel!

michelle said...

Diana's comment is cracking me up. As you know, I can't believe your first concern was that someone would want to scoop him up and claim him for their own! I just don't see that happening... but since you love that cat, I am very glad you found him.

Hannah said...

I thought Sphinx were like vampires and couldn't survive in the sun...go figure :)

I am so glad you found him and hope his eggey-smell last night gave you warm fuzzy dreams. ((shudder))

Do you have the new blogger installed? It might be why your pictures are not showing up...

jt said...

umm.. they don't let my kind near the general authority callings.
(yay)

mom said...

Glad to have you back! Glad,glad, glad, very glad, way glad, so glad, GLAD! (Glad is such a weird word.....) Glad to have the cat back,too! I too, will wait to hear that story over the general authority's pulpit-hope it's before Timm's mother dies!

Robin said...

Jessie, you know how distraught i would have been (and think of Mark!) if Smeg had been lost. I mean, it would be losing a "godkitty." I'm so glad Heavenly Father was watching out for you and Smegs, and led you to him. And that he was tucked safely in your arm all night *jealous*

amy m said...

Although I am laughing due to various comments. I think it's awesome how you saw the hand of God in this act. He truly does care about us and those we care about no matter how small or hairless.

Glad you found him.

Amie said...

Is it ok that I am not said the picture didn't load? Sorry.

However, I am glad that you found your cat and listened to the prompting to get up and look for him.

Jill said...

I'm glad you heeded the prompting and rescued poor Smegel, but I can't help thinking how terrifying it would be for the owner of the car he was under to come out and find such a creature hiding under there! Double yikes! I think Heavenly Father must love the car owner too.

melanie said...

So glad you found your cat! I'm with Amy M, your comments here are amusing.

It really is wonderful that you can recognize the promptings the Lord sends. Of course he loves your cat and one day maybe everyone else will too.

Claudissima said...

I am happy you found him although I am with Amie...good thing the picture didn't load up...I guess I still have them pictured in my mind from that one photo....

dpw said...

Jill stated my sentiments exactly! I know you love the cat--and with that I have no qualms--but, if a hairless creature with glowing eyes darted out in the dark from under my car I would be scared out of my wits!

I do love the small and simple things that show me that Heavenly Father loves me and cares about what is important to me.

Crystalyn said...

i love experiences like this because they remind me how much Heavenly Father really does care about us...that he cares about us enough to care about the things that are important to us. so glad you found your cat and that you had a such a powerful reminder of how involved He is in your life.

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