Saturday, September 10, 2011

Just Thinking

Laura is off to Rexburg to drop off her daughter for school.  So Lisa and I have been walking in the morning and she had a great topic I haven't been able to let go.  On one of her daughters applications for a job as a sign language interpreter it asked if a person was deaf all of their life, would they be "restored" with hearing or without in the resurrection ?  (At least I think that was the gist of it.)  I think they wanted to know how the applicant felt about "disabilities" etc.
I've come to the conclusion that we are all "deaf" and blind and don't have all the senses that we could possibly want in this life. Adam and company lived many more years than we do - why?  Because the ozone layer was thicker, mutant genes, environmental damage etc. etc. So if we get "restored"will we have the abilities that we were suppose to have from heaven, but because of factors beyond our control (and some in our control) our lives are limited to what is now available?  Let's even go back to Adam and Eve's bodies before they were kicked out of the Garden of Eden.  Marvelous bodies that were cut short to one of the Lord's days.  If there is a restoration we shouldn't expect a limited earthly body but a glorified one.  I wonder what that is - impervious to illness would be a good start.  Could we hear what an elephant hears or a whale?  Without a veil could we see further, brighter with more colors? Could we feel more from our heart and minds? Would communication of all senses be better?  Maybe mind to mind.
My answer to this question would be yes, hearing would be restored in a much broader fashion to ALL of us who are deaf to some extent or another in this world.


  1. I believe that we will be able to communicate through thought. if you think about how our thoughts become things (the things we think about and focus on become our reality... right?). My mom and I do this all the time. HAve you ever said something and another person said i was just thinking that.. or you know when you call someone and they say they were just about to call you? Everything is energy and when we are in a high energy we can "hear" and "feel" so many more things than usual.

    I personally can't wait to see if I'm even close to who i really am on the other side. I hope I can get there... at east close anyway;)

    I think you are such an amazing woman and I'm so glad I know you!!! xoxo

  2. I have been pondering this ever since I read it last week. Then on Friday I got a letter from a friend and we were talking about this same thing. I respect his level of knowledge and of the gospel very much. He is right up there with Jeffery in that department.

    I was saying something about this wonderful LDS man Jim and I knew that had died. He died single, alone, and sad. He never married or had children even though he knew marriage was required. I was feeling badly about it. I have to go back to his letter but I'll forward what he said via e-mail. Thanks for this thought provoking post, Linda Ann!

    Hugs, B

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