Monday, November 23, 2009

The Kitten

He had no choice, he was taken from his family and put into a new environment, in the blink of an eye his life changed as he knew it.  

He is scared and nervous, what will become of him?  Everything familiar has been replaced with things and smells he's never experienced before.   Why is this happening?  He may never know, he may never understand.  

He embraces the life he has been blessed with as he explores the new surrounding, what does this new life have to offer.  As he investigate he finds places of comfort; a soft blanket, food and water, a warm and loving lap.  He also finds places that cause him stress and worry, the banister he can climb on but not sure how to get off or the dogs who come up to him suddenly.  

It's in these times that he relies on his master to rescue him, to wrap him in their arms and whispers soft words in his ears letting him know that everything will be all right, they will take care of him.  

So as life would have it for a cat he continues in his feline ways, everything is a toy to be played with, he lives in the moment knowing that his master will take care of him.  

We are no different.  In the blink of an eye our lives can change as we know it - never to be the same again; the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, or physical injury to ourselves or someone else putting us in unfamiliar territory.  

Like the kitten we may never know or understand why it has happened.  It's during those times of change we need to live in the moment and rely on the master to rescue us, to let him wrap us up in his arms and whisper those soft words assuring us that He will take care of everything.

 When I said, "My foot is slipping, your love, O Lord, supported me.  When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.  Psalm 94:18-19


rcubes said...

Great analogy and so true! I love the way you ended it with the verse that fit right in! But your blog's title says it all: "We are never alone!" God bless.

Kwana said...

So beautifully said. Thank you.

Ina in Alaska said...

Lovely and wise, Sheryl! xoxo

Suz said...

Nicely put!