Some interesting facts I found out about ravens: they pair for life, travel in those pairs, and nest together, usually in the same place. Although they can be quarellsome, they are devoted to their families. They are considered to be pretty intelligent, and remarkably good at problem-solving. Although they do eat grains and berries, they are more often scavengers.
When Noah sent out a raven, he knew it could look after itself. If there was any dead meat around, this guy could survive. So why didn’t it just enjoy its new-found freedom? Why did it fly back and forth until the water had dried up? (Genesis 8 v 7) Probably it was waiting for its partner! They were surely a bonded pair. Even if there had been any other lady-ravens available only his lady-raven would do!
Brings to my mind one of my favourite verses in the whole bible – John 6 v 68 –
Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.
There are times when we pray and feel we can’t access God. Like the raven, we need to just keep in the vicinity, keep faithful and wait. There is no one else.