June 10, 2011

Hebrews 13:2

Mr. Murphy Green
Just a few years ago, a close friend lost her mom very quickly to cancer.  My friend was in her 50's and had come back to this area to live with her mom after her dad passed away.  They were very close  and did everything together.

Shortly after the mom's death, a very scruffy, orange tabby tomcat appeared at the front door one day.  There were no pets in the home because the mom really wasn't that fond of animals.  My friend started feeding this cat and he slowly  won over her heart.  He had a very unique personality and was so comical!   She named him Murphy and he even traveled to the beach on vacation with her.  It seemed as if he was there to fill a void and help her through her grieving process.

Mr. Murphy was diagnosed with two serious feline diseases this spring and this week had to be helped to the Rainbow Bridge.

Taken from the Living Bible, Hebrews 13:2 says:  Don't forget to be kind to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it.  I am convinced that this is true about Mr. Murphy and that he stayed long enough to complete his mission.


  1. That is such a lovely thought!

  2. What a beautiful story Sharon and yes I do believe that furry friends are here to give us love and comfort and provide us with an opportunity to serve. I have always told the Lord that if He brings it to my door I will shelter and feed it and the Lord has always kept food in my home and a roof over my head even in the hardest of times. Right now I have 13 cats rescued from the street and each day they show me the face of the Lord when I look into their eyes!
    Have a wonderful weekend Sharon and tell your friend my heart thoughts are with her today!
    Tina xo

  3. I am glad that he came to her, but it must be horrible for her to now have lost both.

  4. Sharon, what a touching and inspiring post! I think some animals (and people) come into our lives for a reason, and even when they leave us much too soon, we are never the same for having opened our heart and home to them.

  5. Dear Sharon:
    I think your choice of scripture is perfect, my friend. I know that your friend will appreciate your kind and thoughtful words. Animals have a way of "keeping us from the edge", and grounding us with their boundless love. I hope your friend finds another pet to become her companion.
    Looking forward to seeing you this fall!