A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
I didn’t tell you guys! On Wednesday, the day before I left for Asheville, I was having lunch at home, and the house was empty, and I heard meowing.
So I went outside looking for this tiny kitten that wouldn’t stop crying. But was weird was that as I went outside, the sound became lower in volume. So I went back inside, and I heard it again. This time it was louder.
Could there be a cat in my house? No way. I don’t own a cat; when or how would it have gotten in. So I listened for it again, and I isolated the crying to one area of the house, coming from the dining room wall.
When I finally figured out a cat was inside my wall, and she was crying and clawing for help, I started hysterically crying. I called the fire rescue animal service, the police, and no one could help. So I called my Roommate, and she had her dad come over; we cut a hole into the wall, and out came the cutest little cat. She was so tiny.
Long story short, it looks like I have a pet cat now.
She is the sweetest little girl, and the family is now complete.
I chose these verses today because her little story reminds me of mine. I don’t know how she got into the wall; maybe she found herself in a hole she wasn’t supposed to be in. But I was once behind a thick wall calling and crying for help. And God heard me; he was right there calling back at me. Letting me know he wasn’t leaving me. He is my Shepard. He leads me behind still waters.
Maybe your story is somewhat similar to wallies and mine. Maybe you, too, were once lost in a situation you weren’t supposed to be in. You probably have a similar testimony. We can all testify that God was there for us, and he broke down every wall to get to us.
So today, let’s be thankful for our testimonies. Let’s be thankful for where we were and where we are now.
Lord, you love us recklessly. You do kick down every door to find us, and we thank you. We take a moment to honor where we were and where we are now, all thanks to your love. We remember what you did to find us, and we take a moment to share with you our gratitude and love. We ask that you use us to find more people. Let our stories just be the beginning. It is with everything in us that we pray, AMEN!