MY MOTHER had a problem with deafness, as did her two brothers and one of her sisters.
As a child, when visiting them, it was always difficult with conversations, as we had to shout, especially if the television or radio was on in the background.
My own hearing is not quite as good as it used to be and I often joke when my wife is asking me to do something, that I have ‘selective hearing’, only hearing what I want to hear.
As we have progressed through this pandemic I am beginning to wonder how many of us have adopted ‘selective hearing’ as I wonder just how much we are listening to what we hear and how we obey the instructions that are given from the experts via the Media.
The Bible talks a lot about hearing, as Jesus himself said, “People are ever hearing but never understanding”, which is so sad because there is so much good for us to take on board.
The Apostle Paul tells us, “That faith comes from hearing the message and the message is heard through the word of Christ”.
In these dark days there is so much encouragement that we can have from the Bible for it is truly the word of God to mankind.
Churches are still closed but there are many ways that Christian services can be seen and heard through television, radio and online.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District