And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him. Mark 7:32
How many times have I sat before you, O Lord,
begging you to hear my cries,
filling your ears with my many wants,
my many needs.
Groaning before you I come…But like the deaf man, I do not hear….
Then you groan…”Ephphatha!.....be open”
Be open to the beauty that surrounds you,
to my presents in your life.
be open to the sound of the morning song bird.
She sings to you so sweetly this morning.
She has come to wake you,
to fill your heart with joy.
Be open to the sun that rises this day,
as it peaks through the trees,
shinning into your bedroom window,
a hint of what this day has to offer if you will only see.
Be open to the one I put before you today,
the one who stands in need of your love,
your time…..yes... your time.
For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Romans 8:22
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,
Open my ears, that I might hear your voice.
Open my heart, that I might be filled with your tender mercy.