The Heart of the Matter

Today I took my mom to her appointment to have an echocardiogram – basically an ultrasound of her heart. As she laid on her side, the technician moved the wand type device over her heart and the image came up on the monitor. I thought it was amazing. I could see the valves of her heart open and close with each heartbeat. At times, the technician added color and I could see the blood flow in and out. The heart looked like it was really working as it pumped regularly. It was really moving. I thought about how this lifeline in our bodies carries out it’s job without us doing anything – unless of course there is intervention due to a failure. For the most part we don’t pay any attention to what is going on in there – we don’t even feel the tremendous power that surges life through our bodies every second of every day. And yet, we rely on it to keep us alive – we almost take it for granted. But if something goes wrong, we are all over it. We know something isn’t working properly – there is discomfort, pain, or other symptoms. We take immediate action and get ourselves to the doctor – to the one we hope can do something to fix it. And so it is with God. He is present with us, around us, in us at all times. He is the One that gave us life and keeps us going. He loves us, nurtures us, cares for us. We cannot see Him and how many times do we ignore Him. We expect life to go along just fine. But when things go wrong, then what do we do? There is a variety of reactions, but to me it makes sense to go immediately to the Healer. In the Bible we read that Jesus Christ healed many people of physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. He even raised people from the dead. But He took it one step further. By suffering and dying on the cross, He took all of our ailments upon Himself. And by rising from death, He promised that we will do the same if we trust in Him. And there is more – we actually can feel His presence in and around us if only we pay attention, spend time with Him, and pray. We don’t need to wait until something goes wrong and then hope that He is still there and will hear us. We can enjoy a wonderful relationship with Him right now. We can go right to the heart of the matter.

I Found God today in the amazing workings of our heart and God’s Heart for us.

2 comments on “The Heart of the Matter

  1. Tammy, I love your journaling. Today’s The Heart of the Matter was so profound yet so simple.


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