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What the Deaf Man Heard
by Charles Lee
07/18/06
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Sometimes I let my mind wander, which is dangerous because it will go off and get in trouble. Often it just winds up going in circles and therefore goes nowhere. People can be holding a conversation with me and my mind will just take off on a little romp of its own. It gets kind of embarrassing, especially when it shows back up about the time the conversing person asks, “So, what do you think?” What do I think? Hmmm. This should be interesting.

When I think about different things, many different scenarios can happen. Sometimes it can be just a silent film type of thought. Other times I will just simply talk to myself in thought talk. I can even conjure up thoughts about being a super hero where I fly around and…. Well, enough about that.

The point is, when I think, I often think with words. And that is where my mind begins to go off on a tangent and think about weird things. Take for instance, the deaf man in the gospel of Mark, chapter seven. If he had never heard a word spoken, did he just think in pictures? Yeah, blows my mind too. But if he had never heard a word spoken, then surely his thoughts were different than other people who have their hearing.

So, when he was taken to Jesus to be healed, I wonder what he was thinking. What did he expect to happen? How can a person even conceive what it would be like to do something that he had never done? There was no past experience that he could draw from or even relate. Yet, when Jesus opened his ears, his tongue was loosed and he spoke plain. Isn’t that amazing? What a beautiful picture of salvation!

The sinner goes to God expecting to experience something that he has never experienced. Yet, when he humbles himself and lets Jesus perform the miracle of salvation, he will enjoy complete salvation. He will speak plainly! His ears will be opened. His eyes will see. The water will turn to wine. The lame will walk. Hallelujah, a new creature will be born! However you want to describe it, salvation will change your life.

Even the deaf man could hear the Lord say, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.” God speaks all languages. Every language that has been spoken, God has been able to communicate. Even those that can’t hear when a person talks can hear when God speaks.


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Thomas Kittrell 18 Jul 2006
"God speaks all languages. Every language that has been spoken, God has been able to communicate." --- Very good, God does speak all languages fluently. Thank you for sharing. Thomas (www.dustonthebible.com)




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