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Do you have
cotton in your ears?! How many times as
a parent haven’t you said that? You say
something and no one seems to hear. You
give and instruction and nothing happens.
Oblivious. We’ve all had it
happen. Of course, we know our children
don’t have cotton in their ears. (I did
know a mom who said that her son stuck a bean in his ear, but let’s leave that
for another time.) Anyway, sometimes as
a father you do need to repeat things it seems.
Heavenly Father understands that as well.
For many years he kept saying the same thing: I will send the
Messiah. He said it in different
ways. Sometimes He said it directly,
like the promises to Abraham. More often
he spoke through prophets like Isaiah or Jeremiah. Sometimes he used illustrations like the Old
Testament prophet, priest and king. But
in many ways he kept making the same promise:
Jesus is coming. He must have
wondered if anyone was listening.
begins, we too begin focusing on the coming of our Savior. We prepare for Christmas in many ways-
perhaps by decorating our homes, baking cookies, putting up a tree, or buying
gifts. The best way to prepare for
Christmas is actually very simple and doesn’t cost anything. You only need your ears and your heart. Are you listening to God? Are you ready to hear what he says? So take the cotton and beans out of your ears
and open your heart. Prepare for the
coming Savior. May the Lord bless your
Advent. Our Savior with his many
blessings is near.
“If anyone has ears to hear, let
him hear.” Mark 4:23