And immediately the man's ears were opened.
Having heard this passage many times, I am guilty of sometimes taking it for granted.
Instead of thinking about what it must have actually been like, I lump it into all the miracles that I will never fully appreciate.
And when Mark continues writing about our Savior, I usually follow right along with him, leaving that former-deaf man in the annals of biblical history.
But a few days ago, on the show 20/20, they played a video of a woman fully hearing for the first time. (you can see it here)
She was pretty much in tears from the second they turned her hearing device on, and I realized all the emotion that goes along with the words "his ears were opened".
Now I envision that man having the same mix of speechlessness and tears when Jesus healed him.
The world as he experienced it - on many levels - would never be the same again. His life changed forever.
And thanks to a timely TV show, that for some reason I watched when I usually don't, so did my appreciation for one of our Lord's miracles.