Friday, May 18, 2012

The Heart

The Heart


"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, 
widespread muscle 


 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
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
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 


my heart?"

"Yes," said the surgeon.

"What did you find?" asked the boy.

"I found Jesus there," said the



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