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Can You Hear Him?

people zipping around Penn Station
February 25, 2019

Among the noise surrounding you, how do you hear God’s voice? Here’s a story that will help shed some light on how to hear God’s voice.

Two men were walking along a crowded city sidewalk.

One of the men remarked, “Listen to the lovely sound of that cricket!”

But the other man could not hear the sound of the cricket at all. He asked his friend, “How can you hear the sound of a cricket amid the roar of the traffic and the sounds of the city?”

The first man, who was a zoologist, had trained himself to hear the sounds of nature. He didn’t explain to his friend how he could hear the sound of the cricket, instead, he reached into his pocket, pulled out a half-dollar coin, and dropped it onto the sidewalk. The two men watched intently as a dozen people began to look for the coin as they heard it clanking amid the sounds of the city traffic.

He turned to his friend and said, “We hear what we listen for.” 

Are you listening for God’s voice today? “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” – Jesus (John 10:27)

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