A guest post written by Bill Priest from San Diego, California
I have friend who is going through physical rehabilitation in a hospital. Her cat Baby spends a lot of time alone. While this rehabilitation has been going on, another friend and I visit the cat and take care of his daily needs, but we’ve realized that this is not the best solution so attempts have been made to find a new home for Baby – without success.
But on one particular day after visiting him, I looked into Baby’s face and told him that God loves and cares for him. I remembered a quote from Matthew: “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.” When I locked the apartment door and left, I decided to try one more time to search for a tenant who would give Baby a home and keep him from going to the Humane Society.
I heard two ladies above me on the second floor talking across the alcove to each other and so I asked if either of them would be interested in adopting Baby.
One lady became very excited and said she would love to have Baby. When she asked how much I was asking for Baby I told her that Baby wasn’t for sale, but just needed a new home where someone would love and care for him. I felt it was a match made in heaven! I like to think that this woman being in the right place to start caring for the cat, and for Baby being an expression of love for this woman, is an example of what Mary Baker Eddy, spiritual leader and the founder of Christian Science wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Therefore all that really exists is in and of God, and manifests His love.”
I had been ruminating over this cat problem for some time, but I forgot to put Baby’s care in God’s hands and let go and let God. This small example of God’s constant care for all of his creatures has really been an inspiration to me and I ask myself – what cannot God do?