“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”
The constant rap-rap-rapping, drilling into one’s consciousness, can only mean one thing.
A woodpecker–or two or three–has taken to working the side of one’s house.
The first five minutes of the racket may provoke thoughts of Genesis 1 and the wonders of God’s creation.
“And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”
The next few minutes are a time of questions:
“How long will this bird persist?”
“Are woodpeckers social animals?”
“How long has this one been at it?”
Another few minutes of the drumming and thoughts turn to strategies for stopping the constant beating.
“Maybe if food was placed away from the house. What do woodpeckers eat?”
“Do woodpeckers scare easily?”
“Next year, this house is getting a paint job and the color will be bright red!”
Afterwards, the steady, constant drumming causes coherent thought to largely cease.
Next, an appeal to God Almighty.
“Can you show the woodpecker a better future somewhere else? Is this even a good topic for prayer?”
And then, finally, the noise stops.
Until the next time.
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 1-3, 2019.]
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by Mondo Frazier
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