"Tomorrow morning," the surgeon began,
"I'll open up your heart..."
"You'll find Jesus there," the boy
the surgeon looked up, annoyed "I'll
cut your heart open," he continued,
to see how much damage has been
"but when you open up my heart, you'll
find Jesus in 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
" The surgeon left.
The surgeon sat in his office, recording his notes from
the surgery, "
......damaged aorta, damaged pulmonary vein,
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 a part of My
flock, and will forever be
Here, in My flock, he will feel no pain, and will be
comforted as you
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
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
"Yes," said the surgeon.
"What did you find?" asked the boy.
"I found Jesus there," said the