Good Morning Gorgeous,
It’s a brand new day. A fresh new start.
I woke up at 4:30am to hearing a sawing sound coming from my bathroom/master closet.
I recognized the noise immediately as a sawing sound, but couldn’t figure out what was going on.
I thought it was one of my twins messing around because one of my boys wakes up very early and gets right into things in the morning. I yelled from my bed, “Come on Brycen, what are you doing?” But he was innocent. He was still sleeping.
Chuck replied, “It’s me. One of the kittens is in the wall. I hear him sawing and talking kindly and sweet to the baby kitty.
He was cutting a hole in the bathroom/ closet wall to free a kitten who had fallen into the space between the bathroom wall and the closet wall. He had fallen in because there was a spot in the wall where we had done some plumbing work on the shower head, but hadn’t repaired the drywall. The kitten had climbed up on the shelves of the closet and fallen in. He couldn’t get out because the hole is too high to climb back out.
So there Chuck was sawing and sawing, and then I heard him coaxing him out, telling him, “It’s okay buddy. Come on.” After the hole was large enough, the kitten was still too scared to come out. So Chuck asked me to call him. When I called him with the same call I give when I feed them, both kittens came flying out and ran across the room. One was in the wall, the other was in the closet just near the other offering his moral support I guess. They both ran out at once, so we are not even sure which one was stuck. I have an idea though as one is much more adventurous than the other.
And then I got to thinking about this scenario, and both Psalm 23 and also a song by Lauren Daigle were on my heart.
Chuck is not really crazy about the kittens. He loves them simply because his family loves them. But he is not really a cat person. He has professed this many times as one of the kids or I show off a little kitten and ask, “Isn’t he cute?” Or someone tries to hand him one to hold. He replies, “Naw, I’m not really a cat person.” He just admitted to me the other day that he doesn’t know our two kittens apart. He couldn’t tell me which one was Mocha Latte and which one was Squishy… They are like 4 months old… How can he not know their names by now?
But, he STILL came to their rescue with love and patience when one of them needed him.
If that is the length that a human will go to in order to rescue an animal they are pretty indifferent towards, how much MORE will the Father rescue His people?
And the Bible is filled to the brim with rescue stories. God shows up time and time again pulling His people up and out of things that they could never get through alone.
I thought of Psalm 23:
And in the New Testament, Jesus refers to Himself as the Good Shepherd and says that He will go after the 1 missing lamb.
He has a redemption plan for each of us!
And then here is Lauren Daigle’s song! Let it wash over you today!
The Lord has a rescue plan for us. He will rescue us when we call on Him.
He will be there in our hour of need.
He will NEVER leave you or forsake you. He has great and mighty plans for you.
The thing you are stressing today, God has it covered. Talk to Him today. Give Him the trials. You can trust Him come and save you with His righteous right Hand. He will pull you up and out or He will cut a hole in the wall surrounding you. He will break down the barriers between you and him when you cry out in distress. He will send out an army to save you. You can trust Him.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for being our Rescuer, our Deliverer, our Redeemer, our ever present help in our time of need. Lord, remind us that we can cry out to You and we can trust that You are mighty to save. Lord, make us a bold people who know where our help comes from!
In Jesus’s Name,