No News or Good News

ab-blog10-18-16

“Green Eggs and Ham” is a classic among beginning readers.  Its repetition, its rhythm and its simplicity all lend themselves to a fun learning experience.  For the adult mind however, “Green Eggs and Ham” can become quite tedious.  Thankfully it has pictures.
As much as the recurrence of certain phrases in a story can be annoying, most of us prefer a predictable, reproducible schedule. 


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Hearing God’s Voice

10-11-16
 
Jesus finishes a number of the parables He told with this curious phrase: “If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.” I’ve puzzled on that one for quite some time. What does it mean? After all, what else do ears do? They listen, right? They hear. So why does Jesus say this as the ending to some of His stories? “If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.”
Then it dawned on me. There’s a difference between having ears and hearing. It’s possible, for example, to have ears and not listen, right? Last week my wife told me I needed to pick up Nathan from football practice. She said, “Remember, pick him up at 7:30 at the high school.” Right. Pick him up, today, 7:30, don’t forget. I was so proud,

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