Many of you may be familiar with the Kool-Aid Cat, having read the first article about him. (See link below.)

You’ll be happy to know he is alive and well…and thriving. Thanks to those in Wellington, Kansas who love him.

One afternoon, animal control passed through the neighborhood, to round up the many stray cats prevalent there. Unfortunately, the Kool-Aid cat was among those rounded up for possible extermination. Regardless of the fact that he was wearing a tag, showing who the owner was, animal control apparently didn’t notice or didn’t care.

What the person wasn’t expecting was the angry reaction of the Wellington residents when he tried to put the cat into the truck. Having observed the ‘catnapping’, people suddenly dashed from their houses, knives and pitchforks raised (figuratively, of course), to stop this injustice to their beloved feline.

Fortunately, after words were exchanged with animal control, they were successful in their efforts to rescue their cat. And he is now roaming free and content once more.

Would that Jesus Christ had had a similar reprieve.

He was arrested, falsely accused, and charged for crimes He was innocent of. He was later beaten, abused, eventually nailed to a splintered cross, where He died for the sins of humanity.

So where were His friends and followers then? Were they standing in the crowds that stood jeering and accusing Him of things He never did? Were they among those who shouted, “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!”

Why did no one step forward to defend the Son of God? To come to His rescue? Knowing He was blameless of what He was accused?

Why didn’t the angels of Heaven come down to rescue the God they served?


It was God’s plan that His Son lay aside His glory and power, to be born on Earth as a human being. To live among us, be one of us, so that we would be free from the penalties of sin, from everlasting torment.

As there was with the Kool-Aid cat, Jesus did not expect nor receive a reprieve. He came to live as one of us and…to die…for us, despite the fact He had the power to change all of these things.

Because, for those who don’t know, Jesus lay down His life willingly, out of obedience.

Because God allowed it to happen.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 KJV)

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