And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
by: Katie Brown.
God is faithful to hear our prayers. He knows our inner longings before we even speak them, just as He listens to all our concerns that we bring to Him in prayer. We often consider this parable about an unrelenting widow as a vivid reminder of God’s grace and protection. As the human judge eventually granted the widow’s request, God is even more faithful to His people who cry out to Him for justice. But let us not overlook the question at the end of Jesus’ parable—“will [the Son of Man] find faith on earth?” Will Jesus find you living a life of faith when He returns?