~Jesus is in my Heart~
"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
damage has been done, I'll sew your heart and chest back up, and
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
*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
No hopes for transplant, no hope for cure. Therapy: painkillers and bed
rest. Prognosis:, " here he paused, "death within one
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.
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
"I found Jesus
there," said the surgeon.
Author Unknown - Celebrate Jesus in 2003 !