Do You Hear What I Hear?

I Corinthians 2:9:  “However, as it is written: ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him -”

I love all kinds of music.  My favorites include all Christmas carols, contemporary Christian music, Jim Brickman, jazz…well, you get the idea.  How many of us can hear a particular song and be transported back in time to when we first heard it? 

What about hearing “I love you” whispered by the one who loves you unconditionally, or the first time your little one says “Momma?”

I am so thankful for the sounds that God allows us to enjoy through nature too:  Water trickling over rocks, the roar of a waterfall or waves crashing on the beach, crickets to lull me to sleep through the summer night, a gentle soothing rain, and birds chirping in the springtime snowstorm letting me know that warmer weather is indeed coming despite the story the weather tells. 

Today, take time to really listen to the sounds around you.  Appreciate the words spoken to you by family and friends, making sure the words you respond with or greet each other with are soft and heartfelt.  Really listen to the sounds that God created in His beautiful world solely for our enjoyment.  I know that I do not want to ever take my hearing for granted either.

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