Saturday, January 8, 2011

No Worries.

Bubba (big gray cat) and Clarence and me. The cats aren't concerned that they can't open their food bin. Or their can of cat food.

They don't worry that they can't work the heat in the winter or open the windows in the summer. Or take care of the utility bills.

No worries that the dog could run by any minute and disturb them.

They are with me. They rest in the knowledge that I care for them. And that's enough.

If I can care so lovingly and wonderfully for my cats, how much more can and does our Father care for us? He holds us in His Hands. He dances over us with joy. He delights in us and blesses us. His love for us is extravagant.

Rest. In. Him.

The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
Exodus 33:14 NIV

Join Ginger and Charlotte for Spiritual Sundays today.
Have a blessed day!


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Aw, what a sweet post!
Ricki Jill

Ann said...

I already told myself I am coming back as a indoor cat! Mine have the best life!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Talk about content! Lovin' the first pic with Bubba's legs sticking up in the air:@)

Vee said...

Such a good word. I don't think that I'd look nearly that adorable just resting, but everyone looks very cozy indeed.

Pain to Purpose said...

Thank you Jesus for rest! I was thinking about you when I wrote my blog post today! Thanks for your prayers!

Olive Cooper said...

Right on all counts. Clovis has absolute trust in me to care for him! Question is do I have absolute trust?

Saleslady371 said...

I'm going to rest in the Lord just like those cats...if only. No worries!


withpenandcamera said...

We could learn a lot from our animals. This is a great analogy.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Beautiful, analogy! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Loved this, Carol!


Sheila :-)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wonderful message! And the cats are pretty cute too!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

So, so true...what a precious message to read this morning. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Donnie said...

That is faith in action. Lovely post. HAve a blessed Sunday.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I loved this,thank-you. We are so blessed to be in the hands of your Heavenly Father.
God Bless,

bj said...

They ARE content in your love..just as we are in HIS. Thanks so much for this lovely post.
And, your fireplace header just left me breathless. Just beautiful.
xo bj

Mildred said...

Wonderful, reassuring words! Your photos are so cozy and sweet. Precious times for sure.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Amen"... A Beautiful and Restful feeling of contentment... Thank you...
Warm Winter Hugs to you,

Shelia said...

Oh, Carol, your kitties look so peaceful without a care in the world. How sweet. And a stand in agreement with the 'Amens'!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

Why this looks a whole lot like what my day consisted of- it was a lazy day of lounging around with the cats. Hope you had a good weekend!

Debbie said...

I love the way you tied this in to your cute kitties. We studied the passage from Matthew 7 where Jesus reminds us how much we can trust the Father when we ask, seek, knock.

I like it when blogland messages echo my SS lesson!

Hope you had a great Sunday.

wildaboutwhidbey said...

This post is the Cat's Meow! :)
Happy Spiritual Sunday.

Janet said...

Looks like me in the evening only I have a third cat sitting on my shoulder. Fortunately she is the small one :)

Garden Girl said...

What a wonderful image of our Father's love for us!

Charlotte said...

What a wonderful example. We could learn a lot from the animals. Thank you for sharing this lovely post.