Friday, July 25, 2014

listening

My friend Pastor Lois asked the question: "if a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear the noise, does it make any sound?"

She says, it depends on how you define sound.  If sound is defined as waves vibrating an ear drum, then no.  No sound is made because no ear drums are vibrated.

Now, you can say many things about that idea, but here is the next place that she went- God is always speaking, but no one hears the sound of his voice because our hearts are cold and our ears are closed.  What a sad thought!  The voice of our God is constantly calling out to us, but our spiritual ear drums never vibrate!

Oh, my friend.  What is going on around us that we are not aware of?  If spirituality is waking up, what is happening around you in the world that we need to wake up to?  What is God doing?  What is God saying?

Jesus says repeatedly, "whoever who has ears, let them hear."

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

1 comment:

Marcie Gragg, Independence City Councilmember said...

Hmmm. Maybe we hear God, but just don't recognize His language. Or, we hear Him but choose not to understand. Oh, how many, many times I have reminded my sons of the difference between hearing and listening.