By Rosemary Carpenter, Minnesota
In a few days I’d be leaving the beautiful mountains and rivers of the Western Slope of Colorado to move to my new home in Arizona. So I stopped at an outdoor concert. I knew that several of my friends would be there and I could say good-bye to them before I left. After parking, I cracked the car windows a little and told my kitten, B. J. Honeycatt, that I would be back shortly.
When I returned to the car a few minutes later, I found that B. J. was gone. I couldn’t believe he had squeezed out of the small opening in the window. I searched all over the park, the parking lot, and surrounding areas, calling to him, but to no avail.
The next day, I made a list of all the things I could do to try to find B. J. before I left. First, I turned the entire situation over to Divine Spirit, God’s love in action, and said, “Not my will, but Thy will be done.” I have learned from experience that putting things in God’s hands always ensures the best outcome for all parties involved.
The next morning, I searched the area again and placed an ad in the local paper. Finally, I got a nudge to call the local police department and ask if anybody had reported finding a lost kitten.
The officer I spoke to said, “It’s the strangest thing; we never pick up stray or lost cats. I don’t know what made me pick up this little fellow and bring him to the police station.”
When I went to pick up B. J., I was glowing with love and gratitude for the help of Divine Spirit and the officer who listened to his inner nudge the night before. Now I could leave for my new home with a heart filled with joy and the assurance of God’s love for every Soul.