On Tuesday I kept hearing a noise. It sounded somewhat like someone throwing an object onto a pile. When I opened my west window to investigate it would stop. After doing this several times, I slowly walked to my bedroom doorway and peeked in. There on the bar that holds up my awning was a little bird. It would fly from the bar up against my window and peck it with its beak. Over and over.
When I approached it would fly away. In the afternoon I pulled the shade on the west window to keep out the heat. It flew to my south window. It would cling to the screen, then fly to the window and repeat its beak pecking actions. I began to think that the Lord must be wanting to tell me something.
At 7:15 Wednesday morning the bird began again. All day the same pattern as the day before. Thursday morning at 7:00 I turned on my bedroom light to get my jacket so I could go outside and walk. It instantly came to my window and started pecking. The shades were still down, but it knew that I was near.
I asked my ongoing question: Lord, what are You wanting to say to me? The parable of the persistent widow came to mind. I looked up Luke 18:7-8 in the Amplified. Here is what it says. “And will not (our just) God defend and protect and avenge His elect (His chosen ones), who cry to Him day and night? Will He defer them and delay help on their behalf?…when the Son of Man comes, will He find (persistence in) faith on the earth?”