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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Confused and Helpless

Captain is four years old - I found him on June 1, 2011.  I was just getting ready to take a bike ride when I stopped because an ear bud popped out.  I was at the very edge of my property and then I heard it.

The dreaded, "mew."

I went to the other side of the road and there he was.
He was confused.  And he was helpless.  That's pretty much how I felt about seeing him too.  The last thing this animal circus needed was another cat.  But there was no place else for him to go.  Despite my attempts to bribe kennel clients to take him - even offering to reduce their bill - no takers.  He was completely unwanted.
Have you ever felt that way?  Feeling unwanted, confused, and helpless are unpleasant emotions, but I bet if we're honest more people feel them than are willing to admit.
When Jesus talked to the crowds, he had compassion on them.  Because they were confused and helpless.  He took them in, feeding them not with just physical food but the Truth.  And that truth would set them free if they only believed.
The Good News is the same today as it was then.  You are wanted by Jesus.  He provides light to dispel the darkness of our confusion.  When we feel helpless, Jesus is still on your side.  Run to Him.  You have a home with Him you can enjoy not just now, but through eternity.
Captain is still going strong at his age, very active and engaged.  He enjoys terrorizing the other cats and doing some seriously bad cat behavior.  Yet somehow I manage to forgive him anyway and let him back in the house.
That's good news for us too - God's grace covers a multitude of sins.


  1. Haha, the dreaded mew. Oh I know that well. God Bless you Lynn for ALL you do.

  2. Thanks for all your comments and being such a faithful reader, Melissa! Your feedback is valuable to me.

    That's very exciting about your new church! I hope God's leading will encourage and edify you as you continue to follow. Your soul needs that love and peace after you've endured SO much! You're an overcomer if there ever was one!

  3. Captain definitely found a good home! The home he was/is meant to be in.

  4. Lynne. You have such a way with words. You are a very good writer! Always seem to find a way to touch people's hearts!!