Today is Tuesday, February 20th, 2007; Karen's Korner #1002


At a meeting on Sunday, some incident I hadn't thought of for a long time came to mind and I shared it with the group. I would like to share it with you:
When Merry and Jamie were younger elementary kids, we had several half-grown kittens at our house one summer. I can't remember the names of all of the kittens, so I'll call him 'Skunk', (the name of one of our kittens one time, but I think it is the wrong one for my story!).
As cats and kittens go, one day Skunk turned up missing! The kids were brokem-hearted! After a couple of days, Jamie suggested that we pray for Skunk and maybe God could find Him and send him home! I didn't want to do that. Cats and kittens sometimes wander off. Partially grown cats are sometimes road kill or the victims of another bigger animal. The amount of missing time was starting to become a factor.. "How would praying for Skunk affect Jamie's faith," I thought, "when Skunk doesn't come back?"
"Dear God, please take care of Skunk and send him back to us," either Jamie, Merry, or I prayed on more than one occasion.
I think it was in a day or two, I was out hanging up clothes on the clothes line. I could feel something around my legs. Looking down, there was Skunk! I was worried about Jamie's prayer not being answered. Instead it was me who found joy in picking up Skunk and taking the small animal to find Merry and Jamie. God had answered our prayers exactly as Jamie had wanted. 
"How does praying for Skunk affect Jamie's, Merry's, and my faith when Skunk does come back?" It makes it stronger and it makes a memory!
Too bad I don't use that answer and memory for every occasion in my life. By now I should; unfortunately I don't. But I continue to learn.
Thank you, Jamie! Thank you, God
But Jesus said,
"Let the little children come to me,
and don't prevent them.
of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
~~ Matthew 19:14