Saturday, December 8, 2012

Nike's Devotional: Paws-ing to Say "Meow-y Christmas!"

Mommy made a commitment to write a devotional each month for the Ruby
Magazine.  But she has been really busy, and I want to avoid a cat-astrophe.  So I am jumping in and taking things into my own paws.  

Let me introduce myself.  I am Nike McKellar, the most affectionate cat in the world.   As you can see, I'm also pretty good at walking across the computer keyboard and using the mouse.  You should feel honored because I'm usually sleeping on my heated kitty cushion, sleeping in the sun, sleeping under the desk lamp, sleeping on Daddy's lap in the recliner, or perching expectantly on the kitchen railing.  I wake up and leap to the railing whenever I hear the refrigerator door.  I have Daddy trained pretty well, so he usually comes through with a few shreds of my favorite ... cheese!  Mommy just gives me a few pets on the head when I'm perched there, but that's okay too because I love getting attention.  My life is almost purr-fect, except that Mommy and Daddy don't spend enough time sitting around in the living room or feeding me cheese.  

Well I promised you a devotional.  So here goes.  Cats are special!  The Bible says so!  "God made ... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good" (Genesis 1:25).  He included us cats along with Noah when He sent that first rainbow: "And God said, 'This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you'" (Genesis 9:12).  He loves cats and cares for us! "He gives food to every creature. His love endures furr-ever" (Psalm 136:25).  He even included cats when Jesus was born!  "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.'" (Luke 2:11-12)  I'll bet that made the barn cats purr!  Yes, cats are special!  "My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name furr-ever and ever" (Psalm 145:21).

Well, I gotta go now - I need to get back to my 23 hours of sleep for the day!  But before I do, let me remind you that Santa Claws may be fun, but Christmas is really all about God's purr-fect gift to all of us ... His Son Jesus Christ!  Meow-y Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Your furry friend, 
Nike McKellar 

1 comment:

  1. Makes me miss my cat, Boo Boo! Thank you Nike for sharing!