The kitten meowing at my screenÂ door was obviously hungry. I am notÂ home enough to take care of a pet, soÂ I put some food outside the door andÂ watched him devour the tuna and milk.Â For two days, he stayed on my step.
Every time I opened my inside door,Â the kitty clawed his way up the screenÂ door, right to my eye level! It wasÂ extremely difficult to get him to let goÂ of the door so I could set him downÂ again. I could hear him crying andÂ trying to get into the house. Finally IÂ decided to find him a home. As I wasÂ driving, the kitty was completely atÂ ease as he curled up on my lap and fellÂ asleep. He is now happy to be cared forÂ by his new owner.
I began to think of the kitten andÂ the turmoil he experienced. He wantedÂ a home and wanted to belong. HeÂ exerted every effort he could to getÂ what he needed. Food wasnâ€™t enough:Â he wanted to be loved. He had noÂ peace, yet he was so determined.
We can be like the kitten, trying toÂ claw our way through life. We workÂ hard to get where we are going, butÂ we are never satisfied (Isaiah 55:1-3).Â We are always striving for somethingÂ more. Some of us hold on to beliefsÂ and traditions, but have no peace orÂ assurance regarding our future. DeepÂ within, we are empty and dissatisfied.
Everyone needs rest for their souls â€“Â a rest that will carry them through theÂ turmoil of this life. We need assuranceÂ that when this life is over, we will beÂ safely resting in the arms of a lovingÂ God in a perfect place. This assuranceÂ can only be found in the Lord JesusÂ Christ. If you accept Him as yourÂ Saviour and rest on His promises, youÂ will no longer need to strive for peaceÂ or be controlled by hidden doubts andÂ fears. His love will hold you.
Listen to His words: â€œCome unto me,Â all ye who are weary and heavy laden, andÂ I will give you restâ€ (Matthew 11:28). â€œIÂ give unto them eternal life; and they shallÂ never perish, neither shall any man pluckÂ them out of my handâ€ (John 10:28).
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