Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Is it possible that while having ears we do not hear and while having eyes we do not see? I wonder. Jesus seemed to address such in both his strange and penetrating style.

But I wonder. I wonder if we have so much to hear and so much to view we've gone deaf and blind without realizing it. Are we suffering from spiritual hearing loss as well as spiritual glaucoma?

What is causing us to miss so much while living in the very middle of.....of so much? The much may be the big hint. John Eldredge wrote, After awhile, the accumulation of event after event that we do not like and do not understand erodes our confidence that we are part of something grand and good, and reduces us to a survivalist mind-set.

I'll take the survivalist mind-set a step further. After awhile the accumulation of event after event that we do like and do understand erodes our sensitivity to marvel. We have to leave the present wonder to engage in the next and the next and the next. We hop from one birthday party to wedding shower to anniversary to wedding to funeral to check-up to appointment to appointment to the appointed gigantic overlapping cycles. We are too busy to be exhausted.

When we note Jesus coming to heal the blind and the deaf we should make special note. We are in deep, deep need of him. For one, I want to be a part or element of the church which restores the wow and the awe. We must look for the healer. For to be in the midst of outlandish work for God, one really could go blind and deaf if we get wrapped up in schedules more than the Man.

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