And (immediately) the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly. Mark 7:35
He wanted his ears opened. His friends wanted his ears opened.
But they couldn’t do it.
What they couldn’t do, Jesus did.
We wonder why his friends have to bring in the guy. The guy can walk. He can wave his hands to Jesus to get his attention. Instead, his friends brought him to him. Maybe frustration has caught him. Not hearing people and being able to communicate is a hard thing to do, a hard life to live. His father wants to tell him he is there for him, yet he does not hear it. His mother tells him how much she loves him, all falling on closed ears. Try one day without talking and avoiding sound waves pass your ears.
Frustration. And he is not alone.
You have traveled that dead end. You got nowhere to go. It’s closed.
A health issue is lingering in your body for several years now. Doctors have the answers but your body does not respond.
Or unemployment is blocking all your plans for your family and children’s future. You have the resume’ but employment does not resume soon.
You got a ministry which hit a great road block. You look at your resources, you look at what you can do, and deep inside you know Jesus what will do.
Don’t fret in your corner. Come to the Opener. If you can’t, allow your friends to bring you to him. Open whatever is closed to him. Let Jesus touch you.
Experience Jesus. Experience the opening.
–> This is re-posted, originally posted in February 15 2012.