The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both.
In the span of two weeks, I have seen buffalo herds and a young brown bear while driving through Yellowstone National Park and have heard the roar of the ocean and the laughter of children playing on the beach in Northern California. I am so thankful God gave me hearing ears and seeing eyes.
As I go from adventure to adventure with my husband and we navigate miscommunications over directions, I am aware that seeing and hearing make getting lost harder and traveling easier. Ultimately, we find our way because God has equipped us to with eyes and ears that we can use to our advantage.
Eyesight and hearing heighten our ability to communicate with our Creator. Personally, I can think of no greater advantage than to behold the beauty of God’s created order and to perceive the sound of God’s voice. And I am learning to trust that the eyes and ears he has given me are for things beyond the earthly realm. True wisdom comes from seeing what the eyes cannot and hearing what the ears cannot as God reveals through the Spirit.
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”—
these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit.
May the eyes and ears of your heart and mine be captivated by what we see and hear all around us, but also by what we cannot yet image.