On 7 May 1824, Beethoven premiered his Ninth Symphony. This symphony was written while Beethoven was completely deaf—so deaf that he could not hear the loud applause from the audience. He wrote this musical work without the use of his ears. You could say, that he wrote it with his heart.
When we think of composing music, you would think that the ear was probably the most important tools that your body has. But Ludwig van Beethoven didn’t use his ears. He wrote with the passions of his heart. He knew music and notes so well, that he knew how to write without them. Beethoven was able to write his Ninth Symphony because he knew music so well. He knew how one note reacted to another know. I expect he could play each note in his head and could know how the notes sounded when played together.
Similarly, when we seek for something, we would think that it would be important to see. But the Bible teaches us that we are to seek for God with our heart. “With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!” (Psalm 119:10, ESV) It is not enough to seek God with our eyes. It is not enough to look out for what God is doing in our world. We must seek him with our heart. We must put our entire selves into the practice of seeking God. We also must know God so well that we don’t have to rely on our eyes, but have confidence in our hearts.
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