Thursday, February 8, 2018


In Luke 18:6-8, we read: “Then the Lord said, ‘Hear what the unjust judge said. And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?’”

“What’re you mumbling about, Timmy?”

“Old Mrs Jones yelled at me. She--”

“Hold it. Don’t like your tone of voice. Did you take a shortcut through her yard?” Timmy opened his mouth but Grandfather held up his hand. “She hopes to win a prize with her dahlias.” He patted the step by him. “Have a seat.”

“Widows are special to our Lord. One little widow needed help from an enemy so she went to an unjust judge. He didn’t fear God or man.”

“Why didn’t she go to a good judge?” Grandfather peeped over his glasses.

“Anyway, when his secretary announced the little widow lady, he ignored her. She wanted the judge to get her justice. The judge didn’t want to get involved. ‘She’ll go away if she has to wait.’

"But she sat down, took out her knitting, and got to work. Even had a snack with her. Every time the secretary looked her way, she smiled.”

Timmy tilted his head. “Grandfather, is that in the Bible?”

“Not exactly. I’m using a story based on the Bible to let you know how important the little widow is.” Grandfather furrowed his eyebrows. "Imagine with me, will you? Thank you.

“After hours of her waiting, the judge said, ‘This little widow is driving me crazy. If I don’t help her, she’s never going to leave.’

“Little widow ladies must be important for Jesus to tell that story.”  Grandfather nodded. “Even if they aren’t nice all the time?” Another nod. “Hmmm. Then I’d better ask Mrs. Jones if I can help in her garden.” Grandfather smiled.

Kingdom Thinking. When I go through pain or loss, I feel alone and lonely but I must remember that the Lord Jesus promises He bears along with me. He loves me with an everlasting love. He promises never to leave nor forsake me. He promises the same to you. Won’t you come?