Friday, May 28, 2010
Romans 10:9, "For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." We have had our family cat for about 6 1/2 years now. His name is Sambeaux. He is almost seventeen lbs, and a big baby. We found him in a baseball dugout, during one of our daughter's softball games. He kept following the girls onto the field, so we snatched him up and brought him home with us. If you know cats, they are kind of one-sided. They get what they need out of you...and that's about it. If he wants to be loved..he will find you, not the other way around. Even if, it's in the middle of the night, while you are fast asleep. He will slowly creep into your bed, plop his seventeen pound butt, on your chest (causing you to almost stop breathing...or maybe that's just me, since I am allergic to cats) and start to nudge your face with his. Awww...cute huh? This past week, we noticed that he was having some problems...you know...going to the bathroom. (That's #1, not #2.) Well actually, he was going everywhere. He would squat wherever he felt the urge. The kids were horrified! He squatted on their bed, their pillow, the dog bed, my treadmill, and even my son's basketball beanbag chair. Gross!! Poor thing, he couldn't help it .We knew this was way out of the ordinary for him, so I took him to the vet. Let's just say that the sweetness left him as soon as we entered the vet's office. He became Kujo Kittie!! He went absolutely psycho!! They said that it was his adrenaline...it looked more like demon possession to me...and sounded like it too. After three people, with very thick gloves, held him down, the doctor gave us his prognosis. Urinary Tract Infection. Ouch!! Now, it all makes sense to me. I've had one or two in my time, and so I had to sympathize with him at that point on. The doctor gave him a couple of injections, and sent me home with a weeks worth of antibiotic injections to give him. Funny huh? Me? Give injections? This should be interesting. The race was on! He might be a big cat, but he is really fast. I had to use strategic movements, just to get close to him, while hiding the needle behind my back. He learned what I was up to very quickly. He's not dumb either. This morning, I had to run after him, missing him several times. Then, when he least expected it, I got him! He was innocently licking his inner thigh...gross! No details needed there. I came from around the corner, of the other room...and stuck him in his back leg. For one split second, I thought Kujo Kittie was going to come out. Instead, he just looked at me, with a "What the?" look on his face...and it was over. Woooh! That was close. You know, maybe God should try the injection approach. Maybe He should run around and just inject people with Jesus! But, He has a much easier and less painful way. It's simple....choice. He simply gives us choice. Sambeaux doesn't have it that easy. He has to depend on me to save his life, with those painful injections. But, we have choice! Simply...to choose life...or to choose death. You can choose to believe, or not to believe. But in that...you decide your own fate. You can either choose to stand on the Rock, or you can fall out with the tide. It's all up to you. God will not run around after you...He will simply offer His enduring love...Jesus! And in that...you will have life, and have it more abundantly! He will be there with open arms waiting on you to choose Him. You can either serve God, or serve the world. The world will always let you down. God will always give you love! Choose today...who you will serve. Choose Jesus! Choose Life! You won't regret it! Joshua 24:15, "but if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land are you living? But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." Luke 6:48, "He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, becaue it was well built."