of cats, needles, and God's heart

i recieved this great article from teri hendrickson yesterday with permission to post it here:
Okay today ( Friday the first of December) i was sitting there on the couch with Joe, and i turned to give him a hug. but i opened my eyes and i was looking at the table only to see my cat (Stewart) was on top of it.

When i started to get up to yell at him to get off of the table i noticed that he had something very shinny and long sticking out of his mouth, he seemed to be chewing on it. i got up and ran over to the table and saw that it was a needle ( like to sew something up). so i freaked i was holding him down trying to get it out of his mouth but he wouldn't let me, just when i thought he had swolled it i saw it again. i tried to pull it out but there was string attached to it and that was down his throat, finally i got it out and everything was fine again.

this really made me think about how fragile babies are how they need their parents to help them, to tell them "No!", and just to hold them. This is how God is with us, everyone is his baby no matter how old we are or how young we are, we are all God's babies and he wants to take care of us just how i took care of Stewart. even though Stewart didn't thank me i still love him and love everything he does no matter how evil or mean he can be with me. But we as people of God have the ability to thank God for taking that needle out of our mouths and saving us from eternal hell, but still people don't choose him and will be spending all of eternity apart from Him.

one thing that God has done is given me a heart that is broken for our world and i think that all people who believe in him should feel this way too. there are so many people, so many children in the world that have never had the chance to even know that there is an eternal life and that just hurts me to know that we have so many people who don't want to tell others about how God has saved us; that he took that needle out of our mouths and is holding us in his arms everyday.
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