When I started telling people that my newest children’s book is told from the perspective of a cat, I got a lot of “Oh, how cute”, but also a few, “uh…a cat that can talk and see angels…is that biblical?”
I would smile (again) and respond something like, “Balaam’s donkey did”.
“Oh, yeah, I forgot about that.” And the quizzical looks would start to melt away as recognition chased them back into the confines of human logic.
Why do we often forget the events that are so extraordinary? Perhaps we get so distracted by our lists of must-do that we forget God can do it ALL.
Have you ever wondered why your dog will occasionally follow something with his eyes, ears pricked and tail still, only to turn around and see he was staring into space? A friend of mine would laugh with me over this phenomenon and a long list of possibilities would be discussed as we tried to find answers. What does he see? Something we missed or something we can’t see? Didn’t Balaam fail because he wasn’t paying attention? No, I’m not assuming I know the thoughts (or gifts) of your dog, or any animal for that matter, but if we pay attention to the amazing things that God has done, we will learn to see greater things than our human minds can fathom.
Then the angel of the Lord moved on ahead and stood in a narrow place where there was no room to turn, either to the right or to the left. When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord, she lay down under Balaam…..(Numbers 22:26)
My daughter loves the idea of the extraordinary; most children do because they haven’t yet been blinded by human limitations. Thankfully God is not limited and will do amazing things if we would just take time to see them.
And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3
Let yourself believe in the extraordinary, because that is exactly how God works.