Christian Growth, Devotionals, Short Stories

Surprises Discovered





Try to recapture childhood excitement…SEPTEMBER 2014 002

It did not take much to make us happy in those days; we searched for hidden free toys in boxes of our favorite cereals. Of course, we liked the trinkets buried within boxes of Cracker Jacks nearly as much as the tasty popcorn. The reason, we all like surprises.

We have three cats that have found their reason for living. They eat. We have them to rid the farm of mice and rats. On a score of 1-10, I rate them#9. Rodents infested this property when we moved here; now, they rarely make an appearance.

‘And what to the cat’s eyes did appear?’

This evening, my husband prepared to feed the cats at the old farmhouse. Taking a nearly empty bag of cat food, he began to scatter it on the front porch. To his surprise, and the cats’ delight a small mouse tumbled out from the bottom of the bag!

How do I weave this humorous incident into a devotion message? Follow me.

Joseph used cunning to waylay his brothers who had sold him into slavery…

“And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, ‘Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man’s money in the mouth of his sack. Also put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, and his grain money.’ So he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken (Genesis 44:1-2 NAS).”

Joseph was not vindictive; he forgave the deeds of his brothers.

I forgive the cats for any mouser infractions. With adoration and praise, I thank God for ‘forgiving me’ of my sins.


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