We have an evening routine…about 9:00 PM Chester and Miss Kitty and I get ready for bed.
Everyone is inside, has their evening snack, and then gets situated in their sleeping quarters.
Chester likes to sleep in my computer chair and Miss Kitty sleeps on the bed next to me.
Sometimes, she gets in the chair simply to confuse Chester.
This amuses us both… Chester, not so much…
In any case, this has been our routine for some time now.
Last night, Miss Kitty was nowhere to be found at 9 o’ clock.
Or at 10.
I searched for her around the neighborhood until midnight, when I had to lay down myself.
I didn’t sleep.
Finally, at quarter to four this morning, the door flew open and she burst in…hungry and disheveled, but safe.
I fed her and rejoiced that my friend was home.
She’s catching up on her sleep now.
I will have to wait a while before I can.
All of this of course, turns my thoughts to God.
I was overjoyed when that door opened up and Missy bounded in.
I didn’t care where she had been or why she hadn’t come home at the usual time…all that mattered was that she was home.
I wasn’t angry with her, indeed, I opened up a can of tuna fish I’d been saving for the cats to celebrate her return.
When she was fed, I embraced and petted her until we both fell asleep.
Some of you have been separated, alienated, from God for a while now.
You think about going home, but you wonder if He even wants you back.
You need to know He’s been wide awake waiting for you.
He doesn’t care where you’ve been,what you’ve done, or what you’ve said.
He just wants you to come home, be safe, and be fed.
He loves you more than I love that cat.
He always leaves the door open…
Make your own application…