The human race has so perfected selective hearing that it is now an art form! Husbands and wives not listening to one another, parents and children hear words being said but refuse to listen and respond.
This selective hearing is not confined to the home, it is everywhere; the work place, schools, churches, and at every level in government, city, county, state and federal levels. And this isn't confined to the U.S., look at the uprisings against governments all around the middle east. Everyone is talking, but no one seems to be listening.
I think the rise in email, text, twitter, Facebook, and blogs is flourishing in part because we don't even know how to communicate face to face anymore. Or maybe we just have given up on traditional communication. Or are we are so desperate to be heard that we just want to put it out there and see if anyone in the world is listening? Does anybody truly care?
Failure to listen and respond is culminating in death and destruction. Why does man refuse to listen? Are we so intent in doing things our way, taking control of our own lives that we just tune everyone else out with other views than ours?
What is the cause of wars but wanting and refusing to yield, demanding and refusing to listen. As horrendous as the outcome of wars are they pale in comparison to mankind's refusal to listen to God!
Failure to listen to one another can and does destroy many homes and families and even countries. All of which effect us for the relatively short time that we have on planet earth. Failure to listen to God effects us for all of eternity!
God is speaking all the time; through His Word the Bible, and through His creation. God is calling out to us; sometimes through a gentle whisper and other times through a clap of thunder so loud it vibrates in your heart! Will we respond to His call?
God is speaking is anybody listening? Life is short, eternity is forever...