“The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made both of them” (Proverbs 20:12).
Scripture often uses the ear and the eye as metaphors for hearing the word of God and seeing his handiwork. This kind of hearing and seeing is not dependent upon the literal, physical presence of eyes and ears. For even those deaf and blind but who thirst for God see and hear him. The greater tragedy is to possess sight and not see; to have ears and not hear.