The Deaf Man
by Berni Dymet
They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue.
I want to ask you something. You're the Son of God. You have the ability to heal anyone of any disease. You're having problems with the religious leaders of your day.
Now - a deaf man comes to get healed. What do you do? Do you do it in secret, or do you do it out where everyone else can see?
I know if I had some critics and I had the power to restore this man's hearing and speech - I'd make sure that they knew exactly what I'd done.
And yet Jesus spits and touches the man's tongue, and puts His fingers inside the man's ears - and He does it in private and then tells the guy not to tell anyone else.
We expect God to do things our way. But so often - so often He does things completely the opposite. I've given up saying "God works this way or that way." Who am I to, to, to put limits or set boundaries on this God who created the universe.
Well, who am I?