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Which has a better sense of hearing, cats or dogs? Hands down the cat has an incredible range and can pick up higher frequencies than dogs. Besides that, cats have about 30 muscles that can independently rotate each ear and move them 10 times faster than a dog’s ears. Plus, the shape of a cat’s ear is superb for moving sound down into its head. It can tell the difference between the cupboard door you open to get cat food or another cupboard door next to it. Such sharp hearing is helpful since most rodents make ultrasonic calls heard by felines.

But do you know which insect has the best hearing? Some would say the tiger moth. Bats love to eat tiger moths and use echolocation to detect their prey when it’s dark outside. The tiger moth has its own defense method. It has the ability to hear the ultrasonic chirps of bats and can make sudden maneuvers to avoid being caught. Of course, bats are very quick, so the tiger moth has a back-up system. It has the ability to send back ultrasonic clicks, up to 450 clicks in one-tenth of a second which basically jams the bat’s sonar system and confuses them.

Faintest Prayer

God has the best hearing. The Lord can pick up the faintest prayer and even knows our thoughts. Notice how David instructed his son, “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of our thoughts” (1 Chronicles 28:9). Even before our mouths speak our prayers, God hears them.

David understands God’s hearing from personal experience. “I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live” (Psalm 116:1, 2).

No matter what situation you are facing or what difficulty you are struggling with, God will hear your prayers. Though the devil may try to jam the airwaves, the Lord can detect the smallest sound, the faintest whisper, or the weakest cry. Aren’t you glad God has good hearing?

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By Curtis Rittenour. Copyright © 2014 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines. Scripture taken from the NEW KING JAMES VERSION 1982.


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