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Faith for an Angel

Faith for an Angel

Hearts were settled. It was never going to happen! Then as Kristina tossed a newspaper into the recycle bin, her daughter Emma Kathryn said, “Don’t throw that away, Mommy. We’re going to need it for the cat.”

“The cat? We don’t have a cat!” Kristina responded.

Emma Kathryn grinned knowingly, “The cat we’re going to get for Christmas!”

Consumed with childlike faith, she talked about kittens with such enthusiasm that what had once been impossible, moved and melted hearts so that the quest for a kitty ensued.

You have to be careful when selecting a pet for a family with four young children. When Matthew and Kristina didn’t find that special kitten locally, their search expanded, but with disappointing results. So, they prayed more earnestly.

On the evening of December 23, a connection was made that would require a two-hour drive to Tennessee. While Matthew stayed with the kids on Christmas Eve morning, I rode with Kristina to collect their kitten. She was cuddly and beautiful—a perfect fit for their family. It was difficult to sleep that night, waiting for the wonder of this highly anticipated gift.


It’s hard to determine who was more excited—the man of the house who said they would never own a cat, or Emma Kathryn and her brothers who screamed with delight as she drew that kitten from its box. Big brother John Daniel suggested they call her “Angel.” How appropriate as that sweet kitty’s paws may not touch the floor again until school begins.


God is attracted to faith attached to pure motives.

Emma Kathryn wanted to show love and enjoy the friendship of a pet. Had she wanted something selfish or dangerous, her parents would have dismissed her desire.

God invests His resources into our faith.


Her faith didn’t cost Emma Kathryn anything, but it cost her parents a lot of time, energy, and money. Kittens need supplies, you know.

God-honoring faith assumes responsibility.

Emma Kathryn was old enough and mature enough to assume the responsibility of feeding and properly caring for a kitten. Just as parents may test their children, God may test us to see if we’re ready for the God-honoring objects of our faith.


What lessons have you learned from your children about faith? What methods have you used to teach your children about faith? Please share them with us and with the world!


“But without faith it is impossible to please Him,

for he who comes to God must believe that He is,

and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

Hebrews 11:6 NKJV

By: Connie Norris has a passion to mobilize women to pray. Please visit her website, “My Home, a House of Prayer for All Nations”   or connect with her on Facebook at

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