in his backyard and then was afraid to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk etc. The kitten would
not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the pastor decided that if he tied a rope to his car
and drove away so that the tree bent down, he could then reach up and get the kitten. That's what he did,
all the while checking his progress in the car. He then figured if he went just a little further, the tree would be
bent sufficiently for him to reach the kitten. But as he moved the car a little further forward, the rope broke.
The tree went "boing!" and the kitten instantly sailed through the air, out of sight. The pastor felt terrible. He
walked all over the neighborhood asking people if they had seen a little kitten. No. Nobody has seen a stray kitten. So he prayed, "Lord, I commit this kitten to your keeping," and went about his business. A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church members. He happened to look into her shopping cart and was amazed to see cat food. This woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her, "Why are you buying cat food when you hate cats so much?" She replied, "You won't believe this," and told him how her little girl had been begging for a cat, but she kept refusing. Then a few days before, the child begged again, so the Mom finally told her, "Well if God gives you a cat, I'll let you keep it." She told the pastor, "I watched the child go out in the yard, get on her knees, and ask God for a cat." And really, pastor, you won't believe this, but I saw it with my own eyes. A kitten suddenly came flying out of the blue sky, with it's paws outstretched, and landed right in front of her".