Saturday, June 16, 2007

The story line is simple, yet revealing.

May God touch your heart through this story as He has touched mine.

"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 2007


Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me,
I will be ashamed of you before my Father."*

"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)

7 comments:

Jim said...

Lori, this is indeed a touching story. God does a lot of things we don't understand. He does it for us because He loves us.
We understand the other Boy He sent in that what He did for us, but as humans we can only say it all was the greatest miracle He has ever done.
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You have a blessed weekend too. You sure are putting on a lot of those parties!
..

dot said...

What a beautiful story!

e-Mom said...

This is a beautiful story. I think I've seen it somewhere before, but I had forgotten the details. Thanks for sharing it here. Hugs!

Neva said...

Beautiful!

What assurance the boy had---oh that we could all say so confidently, "Open up my heart and you will find Jesus there."

Peace
Neva

Linda said...

What a beautiful picture of faith and trust. Thanks Lori.

Corry said...

What a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing. :-)

God's Grace.

Lori said...

Jim,

I thought it was touching too! To just believe as a child.

The party went well! Two parties next weekend, and I think that will be it for the summer.


dot,

I received this in an email and thought I would share.

e-Mom,

I am sure it is recycling again. I haven't ever seen this one but I thought it was really good. It sure blessed my heart.

Neva,

Blessings, what assurance is correct. This brought tears to my eyes when I read it.

Linda,

Your welcome! Yes, it is a beautiful picture of faith and trust.

Corry,

This blessed my heart, I just thought I would share.