The Importance of an Ear…..
Surely, the man was full of the poison he’d heard from his master. After all, he was a bondservant, pledged to his master. But in that moment, the one very brief moment, when he was looking directly into the eyes of the One who was about to die – the Lamb being led to slaughter – the One whose very words “I Am” had just knocked all of the soldiers in the garden to the ground – reaching out to replace his ear….
What did he see? What did he hear? How was he changed? Did he run into hiding? Did he stand by and watch, side by side with his master the high priest? Did he wonder at all he saw? Did he question his allegiance to his master?
When Jesus reached out to heal him, did He lean closer and say, “Malchus, let him who has ears to hear, hear!”???