The Silent Listener
     by Sue Seaman
People think I’m stupid
They treat me in this way
Just because I struggle
With words I try to say

People are embarrassed
But that doesn’t bother me
But when they ask someone else
“Does he take sugar in his tea?”

Then I feel degraded
For I could answer for myself
You see they don’t realise my feelings
But smile and leave them on the shelf

All I get is - “be quite”
When I open up my mouth
Just because I stutter
And my voice comes out quite loud

They think that I don’t know
About the things they talk about
But I know more than they realise
One day I’ll tell them with a shout

I have so much to tell them
That only if they knew
How much I actually do know
There’d be shocked and so would you

You see, I have ears to hear
Exactly what is said
Though I cannot speak so well
I am not completely dead

But there is a silent listener
Who hears all that I say
And one thing I know for certain
Is that I'll talk to Him one day

The Lord Jesus is the Silent Listener and he hears and knows the cry of hearts that are broken.
He knows what it is like to be an outcast in today’s society.
“He came to his own and his own received him not”* he was left out - rejected by men.

You may be thinking this right now, maybe even wondering how you can be accepted and loved the way you are.
Well, we want you to know that God knows exactly how you are feeling. He knew exactly what it felt like to be rejected by those around Him.
He will accept you just as you are. So come as you are to Jesus.

He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: (John1 10-12)