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Deaf Man Blessed

October 29, 2011 todd tomasella toddtomasella


Opportunities Abounding!

This past week, while doing some ministry work in a local coffee shop, a precious deaf man walked up and gave a card to each person.

Sometimes our initial reaction is that we are apprehensive and yet, the LORD warns us to let His love flow in and through us and to not miss opportunities when they present themselves. These occasions are our privilege – to be a blessing with what God has given into our hands (1 Chronicles 29:14).

“Let brotherly love continue. 2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.” Hebrews 13:1-3 

The card this man handed out said simply:

“Hello, I am Deaf and sell this pin for on $2.00 to pay my living expenses. Will you kindly buy one? Thank You.”

As I gave this man the $2.00 and smiled at him as I pointed upward toward Heaven, he smiled warmly and gave me the sign language of the nail-scarred hands of Jesus. Apparently, he’s a born again believer. His immediate and sincere reaction, pointing to the nails Christ bore to redeem us, confirmed that this was an opportunity God had ordained. As others looked on, immediately upon seeing me give this guy the money, they pulled their money out too and blessed this man!

Wished I had my friend Brian Ivey there. His first language was sign language and he could have communicated much more with this man.

Here’s to seizing them when they come our way!

“He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.” Matthew 10:40-42

Have we been shown abundant mercies from the LORD? Yes! (Lamentations 3:19-22) Let’s pour out His love on others.

More opportunity …. I am going to now have the privilege to keep the pin this man had attached to those little cards and pray for him daily this week.

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