Surprise Audience

Last week as I was indulging in another early morning drink of nature, I did a quick survey of my surroundings (as I always do) and saw that no one else was in sight. Good. I was free to give actual voice to my worship and sing my praise –albeit quietly — to my Creator and King.

Looking heavenward, favorite praise choruses flowed from my lips. After all, it was just the two of us. Just me and the Lord. Or so I thought.

In mid-melody, I glanced down and found, quite unexpectedly, that I had an audience. A neighborhood cat had slinked in from behind the bushes and was sitting there on her haunches watching and listening to me as if she had purchased a ticket to a show. I couldn’t help but smile.

So as not to disappoint, I continued quietly singing and found myself watching the cat and wishing I had my camera. I’m not sure how long she would have sat there if I hadn’t broken the concert spell I had her under, but I couldn’t help it — I had to try to get a picture. I inched my way into the house, but of course by the time I returned, the moment was gone, and the cat had moved on to a more exciting adventure. Digging under the bush. My surprise audience had slipped away.

My early morning encounter with this neighborhood kitty reminded me that just when we least expect it in our lives, we may discover that someone is watching. We may have a surprise audience.

We, in fact, have people watching us all the time, don’t we? What will these unsuspecting ticket-holders see before they slip away? Let’s hope they see something of our Savior. Let’s hope they see something of Jesus…

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.” 2 Corinthians 2:14

Flickr photo by fazen, Creative Commons License


  1. This is a very cute picture, though. :)

  2. Oh what a precious kitty! How sweet a story too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. How adorable. I have a cat and she constantly amuses me with her quiet ways.

    You obviously are a much better singer than I!

  4. I think you drew his attention because, sometimes, God’s creatures/creation better understand the praise of God better than others. Who knows? Maybe he wanted to join in chorus!


  5. I love to worship and dance around my house. The best time for me is when I’m washing dishes, but the floor can get a bit sudsy!

    Delighted to meet you today.

    Splashing for His glory,
    Sarah Dawn

  6. I love this! My kitty gets to see some private moments with my quiet time too. She gets really concerned when I cry… isn’t that funny?…esp since she doesn’t like me otherwise. LOL

  7. While not a surprise audience, my little Riley gets to hear all my praise, as he’s usually with me during every quiet time, inside or out. He drinks it all in and I’ve jokingly called him the “most spiritual dog I know.”

    But, as Elaine pointed out, I think they “get it” more than we give them credit for. After all, they are part of His creation, too!

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