Monday, November 21, 2011

Life after Deaf

I tend to waste a lot of time on youtube. Unfortunate, but true. It's actually something I'm trying to do less of, 'cuz it contributes majorly to this laziness issue I have.

Well, as I was surfing youtube a while back, I discovered this video: 29-year-old woman hearing for the first time.

In short, this is just about the most powerful 1 minute and 31 second video I have ever seen. There's something intensely deep about being born deaf and then hearing all of the sounds the world has to offer a ripe 29 years later.

It might be reminiscent of a post I wrote about a friend of mine who was waiting his whole life to walk: Legs Made for Walking.

Or maybe it's God's metaphor for what it's like to be a new creation in Christ.

Whatever lesson this video actually teaches, it's flat-out amazing and profound. I'm not sure I can even put my finger on why. But as I watched this video, I was almost moved to tears (which doesn't happen often) for the simple beauty of God's healing.

All I can say is that His hand is all over this girl's life. And it turns out she's a Christ-follower. Her name is Sarah Churman and you can follow her here.

If you get anything out of this abnormally short and disorganized post, just watch the video and be moved.

That's all I ask.


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