me to sketch the setting/backdrop.
was preaching the doctrine of the Christ in inner City
Brisbane, it was about 5:10am/9.12.2008 and I was
situated directly opposite a 14 storey Motel, when
Father took my attention to the balcony of the 6th floor
while still preaching. And what did I see?
There was a white cockatoo (sulphur crested) sitting on
the railing of the balcony of the 6th floor unit being
attacked by three magpies, this went on for about 15
Then a woman came out from behind the sliding door to
see what the commotion was on her balcony, the noise of
these birds fighting was, I must admit, very loud.
Anyway, Jesus knows how to get people's attention, even
get people out of their comfy beds to hear 'His' the
preachers message. If there be a way to reach a person
you don't even know lives, Jesus knows how to reach
Once this woman got onto the balcony and saw the magpies
attacking the Cockatoo she motioned them away and it was
then she looked down and heard me preaching.
She stood listening for a while, the magpies had already
gone and the cockatoo had also departed and she went
back into her unit only to come back out again and sit
down in a chair and listen to the message I was
preaching which was...."Jesus said follow Me and to
follow Jesus is to do what His word/doctrine says, if we
do not follow Jesus we can not have any part of his
Kingdom but we will eternally perish in the fires of
Jesus calls all sinners to repent, will he come to your
place next, only Jesus knows.... ...glory
● Lift up your voice like a trumpet!
Pastor Paul Sheehan
P.S...The cockatoo (sulphur crested) in the bird world
is known as the 'watchman'.