This is probably one of my favorite stories and I hope you will be blessed by it as well!
"Tomorrow morning," the surgeon began, "I'll open up your heart..." "You'll find Jesus there," the boy interrupted. The surgeon looked up, annoyed. "I'll cut your heart open," he continued, "to see how much damage has been done..." "But when you open my heart, you'll find Jesus there," said the boy.
The surgeon looked to the parents , who sat quietly. "When I see how much damage has been done, I'll sew your heart and chest back up, and I'll plan what to do next." "But you'll find Jesus in my heart. The Bible says He lives there. The hymns all say He lives there. You'll find Him in my heart."
The surgeon had had enough. "I'll tell you what I'll find in your heart. I'll find damaged muscle, low blood supply, and weakened vessels. And I'll find out if I can make you well." "You'll find Jesus there too. He lives there." The surgeon left.
The surgeon sat in his office, recording his notes from the surgery, "...damaged aorta, damaged pulmonary vein, widespread muscle degeneration. No hope for transplant, no hope for cure. Therapy: painkillers and bed rest. Prognosis:" , here he paused, "death within one year."
He stopped the recorder, but there was more to be said. "Why?" he asked aloud. "Why did you do this? You've put him here; you've put him in this pain; and you've cursed him to an early death. Why?"
The Lord answered and said, "The boy, my lamb, was not meant for your flock for long, for he is part of my flock and will forever be. Here in my flock, he will feel no pain, and will be comforted as you cannot imagine. His parents will one day join him here, and they will know peace and my flock will continue to grow."
The surgeon's tears were hot, but his anger was hotter. "You created that boy, and you created that heart. He'll be dead in months. Why?"
The Lord answered, "The boy, my lamb, shall return to my flock, for he has done his duty: I did not put my lamb with your flock to lose him, but to retrieve another lost lamb."
The surgeon wept. The surgeon sat beside the boy's bed; the boy's parents sat across from him. The boy awoke and whispered, "Did you cut open my heart?" "Yes," said the surgeon. "What did you find?" asked the boy.
"I found Jesus there," said the surgeon.
Loving God with all your mind
Since it is still February, a month of love, I thought it might be nice to share a book review on loving God. This book was a tremendous blessing when I read it a couple of years ago. I receive this book as a gift from a secret sister but I didn't take the time to read it earlier, I wish I had! Here is a small synopsis of the book.
Elizabeth George desires to help you have a closer walk with God and shares six powerful Scripture passages in detail.
"Would you like all your thoughts to be pleasing to the LORD? Would you like to exchange doubt, discouragement, depression, and fear for energetic faith and joy? Would you like to know what to do and how to handle the next problem that come your way? Then look to Jesus for the answer. In Matthew 22:37, He tells us to 'Love the LORD thy GOD with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind'. When you do this, you will indeed find your life changed - transformed! You will begin to...
Elizabeth shares many of her own struggles, trials and grieves in her book which I found encouraging and strengthening. This is definitely worth adding to your library!
These are some quotes I found that I thought might bring a smile to those who read it, like it did to mine!
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I am just an ordinary girl who is loved by an extraordinary God and I seek to love others the same way. I love to bake, read, do puzzles, watch Hallmark movies, and go shopping with my mom! This blog was created as a place where I could share some thoughts that the Lord has shown me and to be an encouragement to others who desire to know Him in a deeper way. My prayer is to learn to sit still and trust God with my future.