Meet Bootsie, the Wonder Cat! Bootsie is my mother in law’s cat and is close to 21 years old. That is really old for a cat! The other title I could have given this true story is “Who has believed our report?”, based on Is. 53: 1
“Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?” (KJV). Why does this scripture apply? Because I had believed the wrong report! I had believed the report that I heard in my head. I thought sure this adventure with taking Bootsie to the vet, was going to come out much worse. Not to be morbid, but I was not expecting her to make it through this trauma. She had thrown up the day before, and again yesterday morning. She was in Jackie’s lap, crying. That was the report I had stuck in my head when we headed over there to pick Bootsie up to take her to the vet. I was expecting to bury her, that she wouldn’t even make it to the appointment. Praise the Lord, I was wrong! (By the way, I just looked it up, and Bootsie, in human years, is 100 years old!)
Bootsie, the wonder cat shouldn’t be alive, but by the grace of God, she is. She was anxious to get out of that cage and get away from us after her ordeal – temperature was taken (no fever!), blood drawn, fluids put in her, and trapped in the pet carrier as we took her to the vet. She was glad to get out of there! The rest of the day, she stayed in Jackie’s lap.
To whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? Yesterday it was revealed to us! We believed the wrong report, but God had a better plan and knew that the outcome would be much different.
We would do well to follow Paul’s admonition in Phil. 4:8 – “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.“
Thank you, God, for Your good report, and for working all things together for Your good. (Rom. 8:28)