Can You Hear Me Now?

Old man sitting in rocking chair

An older gentleman who could not hear very well finally went to a doctor to see if anything could be done to help his hearing improve.

After examining him, the doctor informed the man that there was a hearing aid available that should work well for him, but it was very expensive. The man replied that he was quite wealthy and that the expense would not be an issue.

So the doctor fitted him with a top-of-the-line hearing aid that was so small people couldn’t even tell that he was wearing it.

A month later, the man returned for a follow-up examination. The doctor asked him if the hearing aid worked. He answered, “It is fantastic! I can hear as well as I ever could.”

“I suppose your family is thrilled that you can hear again,” the doctor said.

“Oh, I haven’t told them,” the man answered. “I just sit around listening to their conversations. I’ve changed my will three times in the last month.”

The way some people talk, they must think that God is like a wealthy, but deaf, grandfather who is going to shower them with blessings no matter how they talk.

They might end up with a surprise someday.

“Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.”—Psalm 139:4.


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