Say What ?

Next week I will be, for the first time, fitted with a pair of hearing aids. Another surrender to the often inevitable results of ageing. Things do deteriorate and need to be addressed. Sometimes vanity gets in the way and robs you of solutions you sorely need. There was some prompting from my family.

The medical consensus is that if we are deprived of our power to listen, the brain loses it’s power to discriminate; to process vital input. Essentially it gives up and detachment sets in. This is very destructive of one’s personality.

The best hearing aids propose to separate, clarify, and if needed amplify to restore “normal” hearing. Further, as this deterioration progresses, we lose  vital  society with others. We make choices to pull away from conversations and events where we have dificulty being part of the communication. Use of the phone diminishes.

Most of us have “normal” hearing from birth. Our life styles, sound exposure and level of health have a bearing on the quantity and quality of what we hear. Time and exposure have great eroding impact. We can chose what we will hear. We can lose it by choice. We can recognize the loss and take steps to restore it.

The intense noise of modern day voices have blunted all our abilities to process things,.We may then withdraw in cynicism. We can detach from life and blunt our God-given Spirit. We can fail in our responsibility to communicate (witness) and remain active in God’s community. If not the loss of hearing, the loss of sensitivity.

The “hearing-aid” is this event can only be God’s Word that gives us understanding needed to tune back into life; to hear the subtleties even as the Spirit whispers within us vital messages of hope, participation and faith.  It is in this dialog that we restore our reason for being here.

It may not be digitized, but it IS deified. A way more powerful technology!


About 4hispraise

I am quite simply a child of our Lord God. What good that I have done or may do, I pray will reflect solely on the presence of The Holy Spirit who speaks for me in all things.
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5 Responses to Say What ?

  1. remso says:

    I do not want to click the like button. I do not like the idea that I may be next. Everybody seems to be whispering anymore. Fortunately God always speaks to me in tones that I can hear.

  2. As I age it is quite likely I will slow down physically and lose a portion of some of my faculties, but I trust I will NOT “blunt my God-given Spirit” but will continue to soak in and absorb all that He teaches and use all He gives as He enables.

  3. “The blows of His chisel, while painful, are what He uses to make us perfect….” Perhaps a misquote, but I get it from C. S. Lewis.

  4. ptl2010 says:

    It may not be digitized, but it IS deified. A way more powerful technology!
    How true. His Word indeed is powerful and when we do not hear His Word He speaks to us through a megaphone – the painful lessons of life and the environment – loss, death, earthquake, tsunami. – because He loves us. Then will we hear.

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