A pastor received a call from a new father,

which was not unusual.

The father however, went on to explain

that he wanted the pastor to be present when the

mother came out from under the anesthetic

and would be told she had given

birth to a beautiful baby boy –

healthy in every way –

but the newborn had no ears.

When the pastor arrived,

the nervous father and the doctor

went into the room

where the mother lay on her bed,

now recovered after a hard birth.

The doctor explained that the baby had auditory openings

and all the inner ear parts necessary

to receive sounds

but no fleshy part outside

that we commonly call the ear.

The doctor assured the parents that the problem

would be corrected when the child’s

growth was completed

and a matching donor was found.

School was a tough experience for this little guy.

Many times he would come home crying,

“I’m a freak! I’m nothing but a freak!

He was too well-aware of the stares,

whispers, taunts, and nicknames

give to him by the other kids.

Junior High was the worst of his growing up experiences,

but the young man began to adapt and learned

to live with his disfigurement.

He became an excellent student and entered college

on a scholarship with plans to study geology.

One spring day, when he was a sophomore in college,

his father phoned him and said,

“Well, Son, we’ve finally found an ear donor for you.

Plan to come home,

because the operation will take place this summer.

The day of the operation came and went as a rousing success.

This young man was

so happy as he returned to college in the fall.

His new ears were beautiful, and life

took on new meaning for him.

He graduated with honors,

and is parents were so proud of him as

he left to take a job in the Midwest.

Life was great.

Then a call came from his father who said, “Son,

your mother has had a heart attack.

Please come right home.”

The young man arrived on the next flight,

only to learn his mother had died before his arrival.

The next day at the funeral home,

his father walked with him to the casket where she lay

and pushed back his mother’s hair to show the son

…his mother didn’t have any ears.

She gave a part of herself to meet her son’s need.


A mother gave her ears.

A Heavenly Father gave His Son.

Who can fathom a love like that?

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John 3:16-17

16 For God so loved the world,

that he gave his only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in him

should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world

to condemn the world;

but that the world through him might be saved.








Acts 16:30-31

”Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

And they said,

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,

and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”



Romans 10:8-13

But what saith it?

The word is nigh thee,

even in thy mouth,

and in thy heart:

that is,

the word of faith, which we preach;

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth

the Lord Jesus,

and shalt believe in thine heart

that God hath raised Him from the dead,

thou shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto


and with the mouth confession is made unto


For the scripture saith,


believeth on Him

shall not be ashamed.

For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:

for the same Lord over


is rich unto


that call upon Him.

For whosoever shall CALL upon the NAME of the Lord





The plan of salvation is simple.

Believe that the Lord Jesus Christ,

died for your sins and rose again from the dead.

Ask Him to forgive you of your sins.

Invite Him into your heart to be the Savior of your soul.




When you’re crying yourself to sleep,

know that Jesus is lending His shoulder to you.

When you’re pushed to the ground,

know that Jesus is holding out His hands to you.

When you feel like dying,

know that Jesus died to let you live.

When you feel like no one loves you,

know that Jesus loves you more than you can imagine.



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