It is interesting how things worked out. The vet could not get to our place that day. Baby was not miserable, just disabled. Her eyes were still bright and she was eating well. So we waited.
Farm life, for us, includes many animals. It is not uncommon for us to ask God for things that they need. I prayed for Baby. I asked our grandchildren to pray for her, too. The children had befriended Baby over the years and were so sad to hear of her injury. We asked for her healing, not knowing that God was working on her.
Several days later, I picked Baby up and tried to find that large gaping wound on her underside. It was gone! Her flesh had knit together. The leg wound was decreasing in size. Skin was forming over the exposed muscle.
The bone still protruded and had to be removed. Our vet helped us with that. Baby had surgery and has recovered.
She can get around up and down stairs and is looking very fit. She has put on the weight she lost and is wanting more social activity. She is returning to her old self again.
We never did decide how she got hurt. Maybe she got run over by some vehicle. It remains a mystery.
We are sure, however, that God had a hand in her healing. He gave her instincts to use in caring for herself. Our vet along with the auxiliary care we could provide all worked together for her good. Her accident was not pleasant nor was it good, but it does illustrate a principle we find written in the Holy Bible. In Romans 8:28 we find, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according His purpose.”(NKJV)
I hope you enjoyed this little story about how God healed Baby, our farm cat.
If you would like to ponder Romans 8:28 further you might like this blog. http://phyliciadelta.com/felista-all-things-are-working-together/
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photo credit:Wenda Grabau
One of my life’s Bible verses is Romans 8:28. Once upon a time when I was a child, we had a cat named Orange. He had gotten cut on his leg. It happened when they were mowing hay, we think. He never recovered. You didn’t take animals to the vet in those days.
Yes, accidents take a toll. Sometimes young deer hover in the long hay and get hurt, too. We are so glad that Baby is better. She is crippled, but is able to get around.