The Heart
 
Please send this back but only if you mean it!
 
"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 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
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 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 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.
 
Author Unknown - Celebrate Jesus in 2009
 
If you aren't ashamed to do this, please follow the directions listed below:
 
Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father."
I Am Not Ashamed.
Pass this on only if you mean it. "Yes, I do Love God. He is my source of existence and Savior. He keeps me functioning each and everyday. Without Him, I will be nothing. Without him, I am nothing, but with Him I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me." (Phil 4:13)
 
This is the simplest test. If you Love God, and are not ashamed of all the
marvelous things he has done for you. Send this to ten people and the person who sent it to you.

         Bishop Glenn Purvis



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