I love the story in Numbers 22 of Balaam having a conversation with his donkey. The donkey sees the angel of the Lord with a drawn sword standing in the road. The donkey protects Balaam’s life three times, but Balaam is so angry with the donkey he beats her. The Lord opens the mouth of the donkey so she can reason with Balaam. That should have gotten Balaam’s attention! But Balaam was so angry that reasoning with a donkey seemed reasonable! Are we blind and deaf to what God is saying while even the donkeys around us see and hear?

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