“And teach them to love one another, that Heaven might find a place in their hearts“- The Commodores “Jesus is Love”
Yesterday, I saw my heart. Cleary displayed on a 12-inch screen in all it’s shining glory. It was absolutely stunning. I heard its rhythmic beat patterns. For a moment I closed my eyes and imagined I was underwater in the warm ocean, that I went to the ocean floor, and found a pretty shell and put my ear to it. I smiled as a sense of peace and calm blanketed me. I knew He was there. It wasn’t just me and the cardiology technician in that room. As the technician rolled the sonogram wand over, under and around my left breast, I asked him to explain the different images on the screen. He dropped alot of words I had never even heard, but it made me feel enlightened and special. The pure function of the heart made me realize in an instant that God really loves us. Though my left breast has taken a blow, my heart is unaffected.
Watching my heart on the screen made me ponder about what else is in there…is there any hurt, unforgiveness, bitterness? I wish that echocardiogram could reveal to me the emotional junk that lies within, but after 64 captured images, it revealed only valves, arteries and veins. I left the doctor’s office yearning to know more about what’s in that heart of mine.
Hearts are supposed to represent love, but for many of us it represents broken-ness, hurt, shame, fear. I pray that God reveals to us and brings to surface everything that in hindering our hearts from operating at its fullest capacity. I want a heart full of agape love, happiness, unspeakable joy, peace and abundance. Trust that God has the ability to mend any area that needs to be repaired. He’s the ultimate lover…..
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.