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Walls Have Ears

by Ruth Hawkey

And Joshua said to all the people, “Behold, this stone shall be a witness to us, for it has heard all the words of the Lord which He spoke to us.”
Joshua 24:27, NIV

My Aunt Elsie, who was a lovely christian lady, had a number of pithy sayings, one of which was: “Walls have ears”.

As a young child I was completely mystified as to what she meant and spent many an hour (or so it seems to me on looking back) scanning the walls for some ears! I was delighted therefore on reading Joshua chapter 24 this morning to realise just what she meant: That inanimate objects can "listen" in to our conversations and note our behaviour, and if they could speak would have quite a powerful tale to tell.

I, for one, am quite pleased that walls don’t have physical mouths or ears, and that they can’t report what they observe, for I confess that I’m not always on my best behaviour. However, on reflection, I’m reminded that there’s a greater witness to our life and conversations, even Jesus Himself, for He said that He would never leave us nor forsake us. This to me is both a warning as well as a comfort.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You for those special people who, in the past, have spoken good things into our lives. We ask You to forgive us for the many times that we’ve behaved as though no one could see us. We thank You for Your forgiveness as we come to You and say sorry. Please continually remind us that You’re always present. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Ruth Hawkey has had the privilege of working alongside Ellel Ministries from the very beginning. She and her husband Joe helped to begin the work in both Glyndley Manor and Canada. She has written a number of books including Healing Emotional Wounds, Healing the Human Spirit, Generational Blessing and Generational Sin, and Praying for Children. She and her husband also helped to develop prayer ministry teams in the local church.

 

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