My husband has a cat that is his “baby”. They talk to each other every morning and she knows Roger’s voice and comes running to him everytime he calls for her. She is almost completely blind and has become somewhat incontinent over time. She uses her litter box but misses quite often – if you know what I mean. Makes for a lot of cleaning up in the garage for us.
She is content with being outside during the day and sleeping in her bed with her blanket beside her food, water and litter box at night. But when it starts getting a little cold out, she wants to stay in Roger’s office in the pole barn. That has worked for years but now with her “problems” we can’t continue to ruin the carpet.
So we decided to place a heat lamp over her bed in the garage and she loves it. She wonders out during the day but has found her home in her bed with the blanket under the heat lamp. It is a red lamp and she gravitates not only to the heat but the glow from the light.
As I pulled in the garage last night and saw her laying comfortably under the light, it reminded me of the verse in the Bible found in John 8:12 where Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Jesus is the light. He is the warmth we need. He is the light that illuminates our heart. He is the light that we are drawn to that keeps us going in the right direction and keeps us away from the darkness.
Just like our cat, we should gravitate toward the light. We should crave the warmth of Jesus and in our near blindness, focus on the light to go in the right direction toward Him. Just like our cat comes running when Roger calls to her and talks to her each morning, we should do the same to Jesus. We should wake up and have a conversation with Him every morning. And when He calls to us, we should come running at the sound of His voice.
If you are walking in darkness today and feeling empty and cold on the inside, cry out to Jesus. Look for His light. Bask in the glow and the warmth from the “heat light” He offers to you today. And you might just run into a friendly cat along the way!