When I was a little girl I wanted a cat. Somehow we never got to keep it for very long. I guess it ran away?
What would you say if your dear beloved daughter asked you for her very own kitten? I guess you have figured out what I answered. We’ve had this darling feline for almost two years now.
Kara and I will never forget the first time we met Sheba. She was a rescue kitten from a feral litter. Daintily she climbed into my daughter’s lap as we visited her in the foster home she lived in. It took her quite a while before she did this.
She was so tiny and timid. Sheba hid under Kara’s bed when we arrived home with her… until…
Sushi came to the rescue and befriended her. Love at first sight! We could not believe how our wee dog drew the kitten out of her hiding place.
Sheba hasn’t looked back. The bond between these two unlikely friends reminds me of two other strangely matched buddies.
“… Jonathon became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.”
1 Samuel 18: 1
David and Jonathon had every reason to hate each other; but they did not. Although our Shih tzu loved Sheba – our older outside cat did not! Like King Saul she appears to be very hateful of this new kid on the block…
” And from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David.”
1 Samuel 18: 9
David spent a lot of time hiding from Saul. But he did not hate him back. David trusted God and did not take vengeance upon the angry king.
” But the Lord forbid that I should lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed.”
1 Samuel 26: 11
When we trust God it means we can wait for his signal and know that his timing is best. To act presumptuously will only set us back…
We are to rejoice with others when they get the promotion and we didn’t. And we are to mourn with others when they experience loss. Jonathon can sure teach us a lot about this.
He was the king’s son: Not David.
But Jonathon knew who the real Boss was. It is the LORD who chooses the leaders. Jonathon loved the same God that David did. Do we?
Are we able to wait or give up a position that we wanted?
Is God’s will more important than ours? I am uncomfortable as I type this. I fear that I lack a Jonathon heart.
But I will not lose heart because I know that: ” when I am weak He is strong and He will continue the project He has begun in me” – (Wendy paraphrase). Jesus is not only my Boss; He is my best friend!
“… Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I have learned from my Father I have made known to you.”
John 15: 15
Blessings to you my friends ~ Wendy