“And they bring unto him one that was deaf” (Mark 7:32). “They” means some people brought this Deaf man to Jesus. Maybe “they” included a father, mother, or friend, but someone cared for the Deaf man and brought him to Jesus. “They” brought him to Jesus who understands the Deaf. Jesus knew how to talk and communicate with the Deaf man. Jesus touched his ear and his tongue to sign that He knew the Deaf man could not talk or hear. Jesus looked to Heaven and said, “Ephphatha,” which means be opened. The Deaf man’s ears were opened, and his tongue could speak. He was not deaf anymore. He was very happy that someone brought him to Jesus. There are many Deaf people who also need to come to Jesus.
You can bring Deaf to Jesus by bringing them to church. You can invite Deaf friends to visit your home. You can show a Bible video and talk to them about Jesus as you watch the video. You can send your Deaf friends the Silent Word Newspaper. You can give special tracts written just for the Deaf. You can pray for them. A Deaf person said to me, “I don’t bother the Deaf about Jesus. I just leave them alone to make their decision.” If you never bother your Deaf friends, who will? They could die and go to Hell. If you are saved, then it is your responsibility to bring your Deaf friends to Jesus. The Deaf can bring the Deaf to Jesus. Who can best help the Deaf? Another deaf person who knows the Deaf language and culture. The Deaf can bring Deaf to Jesus – Do it!
The Deaf can bring Deaf to Jesus. How do I know?
Because I am Deaf and I bring Deaf to Jesus…and so can you!