The story of the curing of the deaf mute becomes a paradigm for every relationship between God and us. “Ephphatha.” “Be opened,” is the invitation that Jesus comes to usher in for us all.

The deaf mute was nakedly vulnerable. He had no choice but to seek out Jesus. Sometimes we are blind to the infirmities that prevent us from seeing Christ.

Dear God may I acknowledge my need to be made open by Jesus. May my humility dispose me to the healing hand of Your Son.