March Fourth; To Look in Faith and Trust

It appears to be getting close to time.

One of our not so stray cats is heavily pregnant. From the way she is acting, it could be any moment. Now, I could be wrong, I’ve never dealt with a cat having her kittens, but her actions are very different from her usual.

Most of the time I feed the cats. This morning my son fed them but I walked out and sat on the step as they ate. Itty Bitty, our mom to be, who is in no way itty bitty at the moment came up and sat with me. She does not do this. She will allow me to scratch her ears or give her a pet while she’s eating but otherwise she is very stand offish. For her to seek my company, to allow me to rub her back and sides as she sought any position that might be comfortable seems to be a hint her babies may be preparing for their entrance. It was funny in a way and comforting watching her seek my presence. The other cats are watching her, checking on her, giving off another hint she may be close. My dogs hear them moving about in the leaves out back. This sets them off into a round of mad barking. I bring them back inside to get quiet to return and the cats to calm down as it frightens them even though it is from the opposite side of the house.

I’ve looked out ever so often, watching as she moves about the yard as if looking for her nursery. Her first litter was born under the house. She doesn’t at least for the moment appear to want to repeat that location, even as I think it would be among the safest locations. I do still have a cat shelter made from a plastic storage box. I may go move that closer to the house and change out the bedding that is inside, just in case.

I keep thinking though of how close she was to me this morning. It was a moment of trust shown for the first time since she’s been here. She sat close, resting her head on my foot at times as she tried to find a comfortable position. Every once in a while she would look up at me as if saying she knew she was safe. That she knew I would take care of them.

That trust, is the trust we need to have and to show God. To try, no matter the situation or circumstances to draw as close as possible. To look with faith and trust that no matter what, He is there and He will take care of us. To look to Him with adoration, belief, and hope that its going to be okay. No matter how it turns out, it will be okay. No matter how often, how loudly or how frantic the evil side barks. We need to understand that sometimes bad things must happen to bring about the greater purpose. Jesus the Christ took our sins upon Him and died on the cross. Three days later He arose, bringing about the gift of salvation, of forgiveness, of hope. When we believe, ask and accept His forgiveness and walk in His mercy and grace. It is my desire, to look to my Lord, the way that cat looked at me.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
This entry was posted in animals, Cats and Kittens, dogs, education, encouragement, faith, family, inspiration, life's journey, Uncategorized, wildlife and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.