March 20, 2017


Woodpeckers are protected and when they stake out their territory it’s nearly impossible to get rid of them...legally. One persistent bird has taken a liking to my daughter and son-in-law’s house, but rather than attacking the wood siding this bird is attacking an attic vent on the roof which has a large metal cap. From inside the house he sounds like Rosie the Riveter. I doubt he can actually do much damage, but it is bewildering that he returns multiple times a day. Sometimes we believers are not much smarter than this woodpecker and it’s not unusual for us to keep hammering on the hard hearts of the unsaved. Jesus sent the Twelve out with clear instructions on how to deal with those in towns or villages who do not accept the Gospel, “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town” (Matt 10:14 NIV).

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