A Deaf Man*

We do not know the name of this special deaf man in our Bible verses. He lived many years ago. But we can all read about him in the Bible. He was special because he was able to meet Jesus face to face.
This deaf man was special because he had friends who loved him. They loved him so much that they brought him to Jesus (verse 32). It is wonderful to have friends who love us.
The deaf man was special because he trusted and obeyed Jesus. Verses 33b-34 say that “Jesus put his fingers in the man’s ears. Then Jesus spit and touched the man’s tongue. Jesus looked up to the sky and made a breathing sound. Jesus said to the man, ‘Ephphatha!’ (This means, ‘Open!’).” Jesus healed the deaf man. The man was able to hear, and verse 35 tells us that he was able to speak clearly, too.
I think that the deaf man and his friends must have praised Jesus for His miracle of healing. We can praise Jesus, too, for all the wonderful things He did while He was living on earth.