"PRONE TO WANDER"
Tallie our BELOVED CAT- MISSING
Tudi and I have 2 very different female indoor cats:
1-Tallie- (11 years old) a lap cat- so calming and reserved....she's all girl ...she's 11...likes to go outside on our porch (on a leash)
2-Tidbit (4 years old) playful and very welcoming to all who enter our house...rarely a dull moment...(forget the porch, she prefers to play inside)
OUR CATS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR LIVES...
however some bad news happened this week
A few days ago we thought Tallie must have gotten out of the house during some minor construction or during Tudi's book club...Tallie was discovered missing when it was almost dark
She was missing for 4 nights and 5 days!
Tudi and I looked everywhere...She had been reported missing to various social media neighborhood outlets, animal rescue, Facebook, etc. Plus, we walked the streets, told neighbors, walked in wooded areas, checked drainage areas...Checked and rechecked our entire house.
The AMAZING NEWS:
Last Monday Tudi said to me...
"I've almost given up hope..."
I said, "I think Tallie may have been taken by a workman or she has been killed by another animal...
but I am not giving up"
Throughout the rest of Monday I thought about one of our adult class members,
telling the story last Sunday of regretting
not pursuing his lost adored cat that never came back
Jim's story along with the "lost coin"
story in the Bible pushed me to give
another wholehearted try to
The Story of the Lost Coin
"Or imagine a woman who has ten coins and loses one.
light a lamp and scour the house
, looking in every nook and cranny until she finds it? And when she finds it you can be sure she'll call her friends and neighbors: 'Celebrate with me! I found my lost coin!' Count on it-that's the kind of party God's angels throw every time one lost soul turns to God."