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 speak.”
Jesus has done all things well - like picking Capernaum for His Hometown. Wow.
I never thought Mark 7 would apply to my ears. And then, last allergy season, I had to realize I had some severe Tinnitus. At Christmas I realized my Tinnitus was tied to my metabolism.
And I just didn't take this seriously. Until about 3 weeks ago the Tinnitus, which had stated to abate at Christmas, was in full gear and my ear was now not hearing very well.
That is not Good News to think about being deaf as we age. I decided as it got louder to get a wedge pillow. To ask for prayer. To try harder to diet. To exercise more. And just as I asked about prayer - I am almost and really have periods of being - healed.
Thank Jesus. Profoundly.
Mother Angelica always said pray and pay the light bill!!! I have used Tanda blue light treatments that help (our Dallas family friend Dentist says they work on teeth, the dermatologist reports to me this works for some people put medicine on first, and professional aquarium cleaners use a lot of blue light with appropriate eye gear). I have started taking, at the GP nurse's advice small amounts of Bee Pollen. And an herb called Butterbur. But diet is difficult at Christmas.
I have prayed a lot too. Recently, I have put my fingers in my ears and said, “Ephphatha.” Praying Jesus please. Clearing my sinuses and remembering Jesus spat. And tugging gently upwards for my ear to drain from the pre-allergy season warm up. I saw the tug upward part on a television documentary about ear tubes.
And a day after we prayed this on this blog, I have been amazingly, Thank Jesus, better.
So what will we attribute this to?
I am going with - Jesus.
And this. If I am going to truly and really and sincerely Thank Jesus for the why my ears suddenly are better. I am going to be real and say - why am I suffering from allergies. Well, I also have had a cold. Why not take that to Jesus too?
Solomon is recorded as being Spiritual awakening in old age. He said the Hand of Blessing is the same hand that give Woe.
And the adventure is how will God weave all things together for those who love God and work according to His purpose.
Listen. If you have ears, hear. Once you have ear relief - who is going to question God's goodness that much?!!!
I will Thank You on high and down low and in the middle. I truly say THANK YOU GOD. I could clearly hear today sounds I have not heard in a while. Thank You.
I pray with all of us for the health we want in years to come. Saying like Proverbs 31 I will look to the future with hope, joy and laughter. Relax into God's peace and rest very comfortably tonight. We pray for Your Mighty Word and Gracious Favor every day and Say Thank You.
Now I am going to need help with the painting mess I made in my Kitchen. Oi Vey.
Thank You, Jesus, the gates of hell have not overcome where the Light Shines so Beautifully according to the Power of Your Word - upholding us ALL. Your Blessing.
In Jesus, We Love and Rest and Renew. Thank Jesus. Amen.
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