Yesterday I talked about Skipper the cat and how cats (and dogs) love to lie on the floor in the path of sunbeams. Especially on cold winter days, that sunbeam can warm you right up despite the snow and cold outside. As I was thinking about my favorite cat Skipper, other pictures of him came to mind so that I can expand yesterday’s story.
While Skipper was in my care, there apparently was a cold winter day that did not include sunshine or sunbeams. The house was cold and the only light coming in from outside was gray and dreary cold. I suppose people can feel that way too at times. Life can be cold and dark. We might think there is no light or warmth to be found. But Skipper knew that warmth could always be found:
That kitty had to squeeze his furry body between the couch and the wall, right next to a heater vent, where he stretched out and let the forced heat roast his tummy. He actually looks like he’s plugged himself in, like a big rechargeable battery pack, to allow his belly to absorb and store up some heat for later. What a lesson for us, Skipper! You found some warmth – just like we should know that we can always find God in the midst of trouble and cold. We might have to search and stretch ourselves a little but God is there to warm us up and bring us peace.
Psalm 118:27 The Lord is God, and he has made his light shine on us.
Isaiah 60:19b for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.
So then I came across another picture of Skipper.
I didn’t realize it until today, but would you check out that pillow behind Skipper. I took the picture originally because he looked so darn cute. But if you are like me, you’d give anything to be able to sleep as peacefully as Skipper is in that picture. He’s all warm and comfy, almost literally on a bed of roses, and totally relaxed and peaceful. Looks wonderful. If we could only totally trust in God and have faith that He will be with us every step of the way, we could sleep like that.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
So here’s to living more like a cat. Ha ha! Always looking for the light and warmth of God and totally trusting in Him so that we may have peace … and a good night’s sleep!
That would be purr-fect!