Do You Hear What I Hear?

Have you ever been in a conversation with another person, and wonder if they really heard you? Perhaps their response to what you said didn’t quite match up with the topic at hand. Sometimes we’re tempted to ask: “Did you hear me?”

People need to be heard. We need verification, encouragement, and acknowledgment. In our pain and suffering we need to be heard, yet perhaps what’s bothering us is too much for a relative or even a friend to handle. They have problems of their own and they need to be heard as well. Where do we turn?

How about God? Does He hear us? Does He see the burdens we carry, the boulders we struggle against, and the mountains we’re trying to climb? Does He hear what I hear – in the news and when I talk to others, especially loved ones, who have struggles above and beyond anything I am facing. LORD, do You see what I see? Do You hear what I hear?

In a song performed by Leeland, he sings: “Even when I don’t see it, You’re working. Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working. You never stop, You never stop working, You never stop…. Jesus, You are Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the Darkness, My God, That is who You are.”[1] And in the Christmas carol “Do You Hear What I hear”, the song ends with: “Said the king to the people everywhere: ‘Listen to what I say! Pray for peace, people everywhere …. The Child, the Child, sleeping in the night, He will bring us goodness and light.’”[2]

Not only does God hear, but He is working to help us along in our journey, no matter how difficult or impossible our situation is, He has a plan. And He never stops working to help us along the path to our heavenly home. Only He can do this. After all He’s the Promise Keeper and Miracle Worker we need. It’s His birthday we celebrate when we ask in song: “Do You hear what I hear?”[3]

Would you like to hear Him? Would you like to have someone hear you, Someone who can bring you the answers you’re searching for, bring “goodness and light” Just call; He’s waiting to hear your voice.

“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24 KJV


[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29IxnsqOkmQ

[2] https://genius.com/Christmas-songs-do-you-hear-what-i-hear-lyrics

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t84OSRahBRo

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