Mark 7:31–37 (ESV)
Jesus Heals a Deaf Man
31 Then he returned
from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33 And taking him aside from the crowd
privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and
he spoke plainly. 36 And Jesus charged them to tell no one. But the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute
If I were going to loose any of my senses, I think I would want to loose smell. But if you narrow it down to being blind or deaf, I would definitely take deaf. Could you imagine
never knowing where you are. I’m not claustrophobic, but I would feel trapped not being able to see my way around. Deaf, I could deal with. However... I wouldn’t want to be deaf either. They brought a man who was deaf and
had a speech impediment. Whether the speed impediment was due to his deafness, I don’t know. They begged Jesus to heal him. Jesus healed him. Both deafness and speech impediment were gone. I know there was a time that I
had lost about 45% of my hearing due to fluid build up. They doctors put tubes in my ears and drained them. My hearing was restored immediately. I was so happy to hear. I went out to my car and started it. The radio was so loud
that I jumped and turned it down immediately. Wow, I really had lost a lot of hearing, but not any more.
I pray: O Lord, you are the great physician, the creator of all things. You
have power to heal and the power to take life. You really are the Son of God. Amen.