Four-year-old Anthony Smith of New Hampshire was born with hearing abnormalities that left him deaf. However, he refused to wear the hearing device he called “blue ear” stating that superheroes do not need hearing aids.
So, what does a mom do?
She turned to Marvel Comics for help!
Amazingly, Marvel Comics responded. The company sent over a Hawkeye comic that stars a character featured in “The Avengers” who lost his hearing.
Then the company took it a step further. Marvel created a custom comic for Anthony about a superhero named “Blue Ear” who does, in fact, wear blue hearing aids. The cover of the comic reads, “When Danger Makes a Sound, Blue Ear Answers the Call.”
Needless to say, problem solved! Anthony is now wearing his hearing aids.
In the same way, when danger rings out in our lives, God answers the call. The Psalmist wrote, “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…” (Ps 46:1-2).
Needless to say… “Problem Solved!”
Have a Blessed Day
John Mark Caton, Ph.D