Late last Fall a lady down the street gave me a cat. And when I say she gave me a cat she literally walked up with the cat in her arms and said, “do you want this cat?” Being someone who grew up with cats I said yes and soon Pumpkin was part of the home.
In late February I got up one morning and couldn’t find her…after looking for an entire day with no success I finally discovered Pumpkin in a closet nursing four kittens.
Out of those kittens one died, but the other three spend most of the day running around the house and exploring outside (they will be adopted soon). Thankfully my dog Vincy hasn’t hurt any of them. In fact I think he is a little afraid of them!
The thing that interested me as the kittens grew is they didn’t have to take care of themselves. Mommy [Pumpkin] did everything for them.
and of course that made me think of the verse of Matthew 6:26
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
The truth is all around us in Nature we see proof of God’s providential care over creation:
- Animals that care for and train their young
- Plants and vegetables that continue growing in the same season every year
- Fruits that bear with little or no help from us
- The sea that brings in it’s tide in and out every day
- The constant cycle of the sun, moon, and planets
- Our lungs that constantly breath oxygen in and out (to name just one part of the body)
Often we are too busy with our own issues to notice the things that are in the background and go automatically. So every once in a while, it is good to stop and notice God’s care for the simple plants and animals.
And if He cares this much about kittens, imagine how much He cares about His children!