God’s Love In a Kitten

“Ooooh, she brought it out just so we could see it!” my little grandson cried, before promptly burst into tears. And at first I thought, “Oh how sweet!” But I think he was right!

That cat, which they’d owned for a few months before moving away and having to leave it with neighbors, had wormed its way pretty deeply into his heart.

So as you can imagine, excitement ran high when they came back for a visit and reconnected with Lunetta (Little Moon). Greatly wanting to see her little kitten, which she kept well hidden.

That is, until they started packing their car to leave. Because she then decided to bring her kitten out of hiding, and deposited it at their feet! Almost if she sensed they were leaving.

God’s show of love

I firmly believe that it was God’s way of showing them his love. Letting them know that he sees their needs, hears their heart’s cries, and that he will always care for them.

I grew up on a farm, you see, around cats and kittens all my life. And I’d never seen a cat bring her kitten out so early. Only 4-5 days old, it still had closed eyes closed and translucent paws.

It’s odd enough for a cat to bring her kittens out that early. But even stanger that she also let us all pick it up and pet it!

While she, calmly vigilant, rolled on the ground, stretching and preening, as though to say, “Look what I made! See what I brought you?”

And when we started toward their car, mamma cat followed close behind.

“Where are you going? You just got here!” she howled, crying the whole time. She went but a short distance, then stopped, looking back toward her baby. Yet she stayed there, seeing her family off, meowing all the while. With the kids sniffling and crying, “I’m so glad we got to see the kitten! He’s so cute!”

She’d taken the kitten back into hiding by the time Hubby and I walked back to our house after seeing them off.

After all, she’d done her duty in showing the new arrival to her old family. And I realized my grandson was right. It sounds crazy, I know. But I think Lunetta wanted her family to see the kitten.

God’s special care

And God wanted to send the kids off with a special gift: The gift of God’s love in a kitten.

Leaving pets may sometimes seem like little things to us big people. But to little people it’s a big deal. 

It had already been hard enough for the kids to move away from their nonni and from the town they’d grown to love. And then to leave their pet too, it was tough for them.

Their move had been hard on all of us. But God knows these things. So he sometimes sends little, unexpected gifts. Like mamma cats bringing kittens out of hiding far too early.

It made their day and consoled all our hearts. Reminding us that we can rest assured in his everlasting care. And helping these two nonni (grandparents) see that just as he has always cared for us, he will care for them.

And he cares for you in the same way. Even in troubled and uncertain times, God is at work, able to care for us, and he sometimes even uses strange and unusual ways of reminding us!

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7 WEB

Images: Mother cat, Kitten in blanket, Cat & kitten; all from Pixabay.

Published by Signora Sheila

Wife, mom, nonna, missionary, and Bible student on a spiritual walk with Christ @mycammino. Because life is at heart a spiritual journey of going further up and further in, into the Father heart of God.

19 thoughts on “God’s Love In a Kitten

  1. What a sweet, sweet story! Thank you for sharing it. God knew what your grandson needed, and He blessed him. God also knew that you would share this sweet memory with the world, and He blessed us through the cat and through you Thank you, Sheila. May the Lord richly bless you! Karen

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    1. It was a sweet happening in all our lives, Karen. It was such a simple thing, but brought so much consolation and joy to the grandkids’ hearts! God is so good!!

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  2. Such a precious story! Then to relate it to God’s care for His children is just extra special. I love it when God reaches down into our everyday issues and shows us He cares. Thank you for sharing this!

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  3. No doubt that experience with the kitten will remain with your grandson as a reminder of God’s loving attentiveness. I still remember my such lesson, when my grandmother prayed with my brother and me (ages 4 and 7, perhaps), to find a lost key so we could walk up the street for an ice cream cone. Such an inconsequential matter, yet God did indeed lead us to that lost key–in a place we’d already looked at least three times!

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  4. This is such a sweet story. 🙂
    You know, I get all of your posts by email, but can see only a fraction of them when I look for them in wordpress reader. The last post showing up for me is the one about the handkerchief. I don’t know if others have the same experience, but thought I’d mention it in case it is something wordpress support could help fix.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about that, Linda. But it’s not a WP issue. It’s because of me having to transfer my content to a totally new site. Something had gone with the old one (smalltownstraniera) on their end, and it wasn’t updating properly. So I am gradually re-adding posts that got transferred over as drafts (because I didn’t transfer them correctly.). And because some of them obviously contain older info, I decided not to change the publish dates. The reader only shows recent posts, and those are older ones. I think for the remainder posts I will give them new publish dates. Thanks for the heads-up though! Glad you liked the kitten story – it was a big blessing to us as a family!

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    1. I know, Tom. Haven grown up on a farm we usually had 15-20 outside cats too. And I’d never seen anything like it. But Jesus loves us, and has a special place for kids. He knew what those tender hearts needed right then. God’s love sometimes comes even in the form of a kitten!

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