I ignore him. I keep reading and thinking and writing. I finally stopped my writing when I realized I am drawing rug patterns instead of writing what I am learning. Mouse---That's the cat is really letting me know that he wants in now!!! ( His was so tiny as a kitten, now he is 25 pounds so it seems to not fit.)
The thing about Mouse, is he is afraid of everything. If you came to visit at my house, you would never even know I had a cat. Even if you stayed a week, you would never see him. You would think a cat this big would be a tiger of a cat but he never has been.
I was thinking about that, when I was aware of Mouse still meowing. I thought to myself over the din, " I wish he would just go explore the yard and do something else." Then this thought occurred to me. Do I do the same thing? I have so many good things around me, but I whine and moan and carry on when things happen that are out of my control? Do I go around crying at the back door, instead of enjoying the sunshine and the fresh air and the blue skies, but I am so caught up in my fears, I can't leave what is safe and venture out to explore?
I had read this passage earlier and it was on my mind. " J.I. Packer says " Faith requires a going out to, laying hold of, and resting upon the object of its confidence. What we need to see today is that if the object of its confidence is the blueprint we've worked out for ourselves, we're in trouble. If the blueprint doesn't work, the faith doesn't work. If what we call "our faith" means we think God ought to do about things, it won't last long if He doesn't do it our way."
I get my feelings hurt and the world is caving in. When real faith must be strong enough to withstand all of the things I don't understand. I just have things to ponder and to think about. Thank you for stopping to read my just thinking post. Oh and by the way, Mouse is still meowing.
Have a lovely weekend, I hope you have rest.
|“These black times go as they come and we do not know how they come or why they go. But we know that God controls them, as he controls the whole vast cobweb of the mystery of things.”|
― Elizabeth Goudge, The White Witch