Feb 022018

While T’s mom is in Germany getting medical treatment, I’m staying a few nights a week at his house.

That means Chester and Miss Kitty have to spend the night alone, here, without me.

They do not appreciate the change in schedule.


The first couple of nights I was gone Chester trashed the place in protest and he shows signs of being really stressed.

Miss Kitty is used to me going away, so she just makes it a point to turn her back to me when I speak with her.

That is the feline equivalent to “talk to the hand”…but she gets over it quickly.

The thing I never expected though, was that when I get home in the morning and open the door, they’re both crowded onto the other side of it.

At some point during the night, they both move to sit in front of a closed door and wait with expectation for their master to come home.

They sit…and they wait.

They know I’m coming sometime and they wait with anticipation.

They are “actively” waiting.

They know I’m going to arrive, that the food dishes will be filled, the cat box cleaned, and a lap provided for comfort and reassurance.

They just know it and they wait.

Those cats have more faith than I do.

I’m not speaking eschatologically…I know Jesus is coming back, but I neither know when or have any great anticipation for that day.

It’s pretty evident I’ll be going to Him before He comes for all of us.

What I am speaking of are all those situations in my life that I’m waiting for Him to enter into.

The prayer requests have been sealed in tears and sent… and now we wait.

I’m not actively waiting anymore.

I try to find things to distract me from the wait.

I am not walking in faith and anticipation waiting for the Master, but in complaint and doubt.

Sometimes, I say my prayers with my back to God…

There is joy for me when I come home and find my fur friends waiting in trust for me.

Perhaps it would please God if He found me doing likewise.


Make your own application…

  8 Responses to “TGIF”

  1. Well said….hard to envision Jesus cleaning my ‘litter box’, tho I’m pretty sure there is a lot to be cleaned… 🙂

  2. Paige,

    He’s going to clean up all our messes…here or later on…

  3. “How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?

    How long will you hide your face from me?

    How long must I take counsel in my soul

    and have sorrow in my heart all the day?

    How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

    Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;

    light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

    lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”

    lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

    But I have trusted in your steadfast love;

    my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

    I will sing to the Lord,

    because he has dealt bountifully with me.”

    Hoping you hear back soon…..

  4. Thank you, Joel…

  5. Miss Kitty and Chester must have been watching the news and learned about the Super Blood Moon this past week. That must have been the sign to let them know that you were coming back soon. 🙂

  6. I wondered why John Hagee was on the tv when I came in… 🙂

  7. Hahaha…this ^^^^^

  8. Joel at #3,

    Awesome! Thank you for that.

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