THEY BROUGHT ONE DEAF MAN TO JESUS
“And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech… And he took him aside from the multitude,
and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.” – Mark 7:32-35
There were many deaf in the time of Jesus, but only one was brought to Jesus. This is the only time it is written that a true deaf person was brought to Jesus. Some were healed of a deaf spirit, but this man was actually deaf. Many deaf never saw Jesus. Many died without Christ. Think about it. Only one deaf person was brought to Jesus! At a great banquet many handicapped were invited to attend, but the deaf were not invited. Why? There was no sign language or interpreter to help the deaf understand. This is sad, because the deaf had no one to help them know Jesus. They could say, “No man cares for my soul.”
I am really burdened for the many Deaf people right now. Many deaf do not know about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know God loves all deaf people (John 3:16). I praise Him that the Bible says, “And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book…” (Isaiah 29:18). The deaf need to know Jesus in this day. Many deaf people are dying without Christ and need someone to help them understand the right way to Heaven. I am thankful that as a young deaf man someone brought me to Jesus. We need to pray for more deaf people to be brought to Jesus! Now I want other deaf to be saved and go to Heaven with me! Are you saved? Pray for the Deaf!