Kairos Thursday, continued.
The cat had lived indoors for years, sharing residence with a mom, dad, sister, brother and two dogs. His family was active with teenagers in the house. Coming and going seemed to be the norm for this family, even for the dogs, if you counted going outside to go potty.
One day, the cat had had enough. No one had ever asked him to go anywhere with them. They just patted him on the head and said, “See ya later!”
His curiosity mounted. “What is it like on the other side of this window?” he wondered. Then it happened, no note, no good-byes, no “thanks for everything!”. He saw his opening and he took it. Off he ran; the new scents were invigorating.
On the calendar, the family checked off the days that the cat was missing. Search parties were on the lookout in the neighborhood and his cute fuzzy face, filed under “Missing”, made its debut in cyber space, but no one had seen him.
Day 19 and still no cat. In one last ditch effort to find him alive, the family traveled to the local animal shelter. Wading through the sea of homeless cats, they had not seen their little boy. With heavy hearts, the drive home seemed longer than usual.
In the stillness of the wee hours of the following morning, the dogs were stirring to go outside. Annoyed from broken sleep, the dad let them out. And guess who was sitting by the door? The cat! He made his way back home!
Stinky, skinny, fur matted with burrs all over, the cat was home! Probably how the prodigal son looked, but the father did not chastise. Remember? He draped him in the finest robes, put rings on his fingers, and threw a party for him.
My Kairos moment for Friday was knowing that God answers prayers. Do not stop praying for prodigals, or even those whose faith may be fragile and weak.
Ask God right now to reveal Himself to you. It may not happen at the split second you ask, so remain open and aware for Him to show up and bless you. God does not go unnoticed if you are seeking Him.
I welcome your Kairos moment stories.
Luke 15:24 (NIV)
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.