Lessons from a Kitty

viaadmin Teen Talk, Volume 38

The kitten meowing at my screen door was obviously hungry. I am not home enough to take care of a pet, so I put some food outside the door and watched him devour the tuna and milk. For two days, he stayed on my step.

Every time I opened my inside door, the kitty clawed his way up the screen door, right to my eye level! It was extremely difficult to get him to let go of the door so I could set him down again. I could hear him crying and trying to get into the house. Finally I decided to find him a home. As I was driving, the kitty was completely at ease as he curled up on my lap and fell asleep. He is now happy to be cared for by his new owner.

I began to think of the kitten and the turmoil he experienced. He wanted a home and wanted to belong. He exerted every effort he could to get what he needed. Food wasn’t enough: he wanted to be loved. He had no peace, yet he was so determined.

We can be like the kitten, trying to claw our way through life. We work hard to get where we are going, but we are never satisfied (Isaiah 55:1-3). We are always striving for something more. Some of us hold on to beliefs and traditions, but have no peace or assurance regarding our future. Deep within, we are empty and dissatisfied.

Everyone needs rest for their souls – a rest that will carry them through the turmoil of this life. We need assurance that when this life is over, we will be safely resting in the arms of a loving God in a perfect place. This assurance can only be found in the Lord Jesus Christ. If you accept Him as your Saviour and rest on His promises, you will no longer need to strive for peace or be controlled by hidden doubts and fears. His love will hold you.

Listen to His words: “Come unto me, all ye who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). “I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:28).

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