In the olden days deaf people had a hearing trumpet which they held to
their ear in order to hear you. We are going to make one so
that you can hear Jesus clearly!
A large sheet of coloured poster board (at least 35 cm x 55 cm).
Making the Hearing Trumpet:
Roll the poster board into a cone, making the top opening about 200 mm in
diameter and the bottom end about 2 cm in diameter. Tape the edge
with sellotape to hold the cone edge in place.
It's not just enough to listen. When the Bible talks about "hearing"
it means to listen, understand what was said, and then to do what is
required. If we do this, then Jesus said that we are blessed
because we hear God and obey Him.
Extra Large Ears:
Some animals such as rabbits have extra large ears to give them very
sensitive hearing. God didn't give us large ears and so our dog
and cat pets hear far better than we can. Do you have good ears?
Are you sure?
Find a friend and ask him, "Can you can hear really well?" Then very
softly whisper a few words, such as "God loves you". Then ask,
"Did you hear me? I'm going to try that again". Move away
about two metres away and whisper even softer something else, such as,
"You have a nice smile". Then ask again, "Did you hear me now?"
A Hearing Aid:
Now's your chance to try out your hearing trumpet! Say to your
friend, "Would you like to hear better? I have a large hearing aid
to help you. Hold the small end of this cone to your ear. You
now have an "ear" that is about the size of a rabbit's ear, so you should
hear really well!"
I am going to repeat what I said before. Repeat the whispered phrase
and then move away as you before and whisper: "Can you hear better now?
Well, I am glad you can hear better because the cone acts as a
hearing aid and amplifies what I whispered! Maybe you should wear
it to school ... I was only joking!
God wants us to listen not only to our parents and teachers, but also to
what He says. He wants to guide us every day and keep us from
doing wrong things. Isaiah 30:21 says:
"Whether you turn to the right or to the left,
your ears will hear a
voice behind you, saying, this is the way - walk in it."
Guided by God:
God wants to guide and protect us in every part of our lives. He will,
if we listen and obey Him by doing what the Bible says. Jesus said
that we will be blessed because our ears hear what God says (Matthew 13:16).
We can then tell God all our needs and how much we love Him.
Do you need a hearing aid? I hope not! Why not start listening
carefully to God today. If you do, you will be like Elijah and you will
hear that "still small voice" talking to you!