freerangefriday: Give us Ears to Hear

by Lilly Lewin
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by Lilly Lewin,

READ this week’s gospel reading from Mark 7:31-37

Jesus Heals a Deaf and Mute Man… MARK 7:31-37 NIV

31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis 32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.

33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. 34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). 35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.

36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. 37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

Who do you need to bring to Jesus to be healed today? Friends, family, enemies, yourself? Take time to pray for these people.

What in you do you need Jesus to heal? Talk to him about these things.

How have you felt deaf recently? Talk to Jesus about this.

What are some of the things Jesus has “done well” in your life lately? Take time to be grateful.


Jesus, like this man we need our ears opened…

Help us to hear.

Help us to hear your voice.

Help us to hear you above all the chaos of this world.

Help us to get away from the crowd and confusion and receive your healing love.

Help us to listen to your words and know that we are loved and cherished right where we are.

Heal us Lord. AMEN


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