We made him a little “apartment” at the end of the walkway to the house so he would have a place to get out of the elements and be comfortable.
Unfortunately, he can’t spend much time inside the real house because he likes to beat the tar out of the other feline residents.
So, he sleeps outside in his own “house” and waits… waits for the other cats to try to come in.
He sees them, he attacks, then takes a nap.
Hospitality is not his spiritual gift…
This has caused no small amount of consternation among our furry community.
No one likes to get beat up every day before lunch.
The other cats try to come by when he’s asleep or or roaming the neighborhood looking for someone to smack.
Some of other cats have finally found a solution to the problem.
They sit outside the fence and meow loudly.
I come out, pick them up, and carry them over the top of old Smokey.
After they eat, we go back out the same way.
The threat, while still present, can do no more than hiss at them as they pass over the top of him.
They’re safe in my arms and they know it.
My friends, we are living in fearsome and confusing times.
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”(1 Peter 5:8–11 ESV)
Our adversary, prowls around like my Smokey, looking for someone to attack.
Make no mistake, the threat is real…just ask Miss Kitty.
You need to keep that devil out of your house…
However, also like Smokey, the devil is missing some teeth and is powerless against the love of a good Master.
Call to Him and He will carry you over the top of all the things that trouble you today.
They will hiss at you, menace you, and try to scare you, but you’re safe in the arms of God.
The threats are real…but His love is more than able to handle it.
It starts with your “meow” toward Him…
Make your own application…