Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Eyes and Ears

Ezekiel 12: 2

"Son of man, you live among rebels who have eyes but refuse to see. They have ears but refuse to hear. For they are a rebellious people.

Does this sound like us? I know I feel like we are rebelling against everything. One against the other constantly almost about the weather forecast. It is popular to disagree.

Until recently, I admit I had the opinion about a lot of the folks that were suffering perhaps on the street that it was their choice or if they wanted to do better they could. Have you said these words? Have you thought these words?

I know this is true at times, but not always. My eyes have been opened to the reality that sometimes birth is a factor. Yes, where one is born plays a role in not knowing a different world. Yes, birth might bring all new rules to life. I admit that my eyes refused to see that sometimes things could not be different even if they tried.

Now to our ears. Do you hear your name being called to perhaps do something that you aren't comfortable with? With perhaps people that you aren't comfortable with, but you are ignoring the call? Well, we might be called rebellious.

We don't want to see or hear another person's problems. After all, we have our minds made up and we know things. Well, then this verse might be about us.

Lord, what am I refusing to see and hear that is surrounding me? Show me Lord what you want me to see and hear and let my heart respond to your call. Amen


Sweet blessings,



1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, we really do see and hear what we want to don't we?

I was intrigued by some of the reading today that reminded me of something we read in 1 Kings back on May 23rd. It seems to me that the cherubim that guarded the Ark in the Temple are real.

In 1 Kings 8:7, Scripture says that the cherubim spread their wings over the Ark forming a canopy over the Ark and its carrying poles. Then today in Ezekial 10:18-19, Ezekial in his vision sees the glory of the Lord move out from the door of the Temple and hover above the cherubim. And as he watched, the cherubim flew with their wheels to the east gate of the Lord's Temple. And the glory of the God of Israel hovered above them.

Are these the cherubim whose wings formed a canopy over the Ark in 1 Kings 8:7? I thought at one point that these cherubim were carved images. Were that real all this time in the Temple? That must have a sight. Just wondering what others might be thinking about this?