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Heart Surgery

Mar 21st 2013 new
"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.

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Celebrate Jesus in 2013

If you

aren't ashamed to do this,

follow the instructions

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.
Mar 21st 2013 new
Thanks for the reminder....today at lunch with a coworker and her daughter I was asked about my son and the situation that caused his death. Her daughter asked how I was able to be so compassionate to those who contributed to the tragedy. I told her through Gods grace and much prayers. My theme this season of lent has been one of forgiveness. And now as I share my son's story with others it is my prayer and hope that one day I won't hear tragic stories when I turn on my tv in the evenings...
Mar 21st 2013 new

Really appreciated this Clair.Thanks for sharing with us. theheart

Mar 21st 2013 new
(Quote) Brenda-74660 said: Thanks for the reminder....today at lunch with a coworker and her daughter I was asked about my son and the situat...
(Quote) Brenda-74660 said: Thanks for the reminder....today at lunch with a coworker and her daughter I was asked about my son and the situation that caused his death. Her daughter asked how I was able to be so compassionate to those who contributed to the tragedy. I told her through Gods grace and much prayers. My theme this season of lent has been one of forgiveness. And now as I share my son's story with others it is my prayer and hope that one day I won't hear tragic stories when I turn on my tv in the evenings...
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You are a brave compassionate woman Brenda. Kudos to you.
Mar 21st 2013 new
(Quote) Eileen-890971 said: You are a brave compassionate woman Brenda. Kudos to you.
(Quote) Eileen-890971 said: You are a brave compassionate woman Brenda. Kudos to you.
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Thanks Eileen & I think the same can be said of you... biggrin
Mar 21st 2013 new
(Quote) Brenda-74660 said: Thanks Eileen & I think the same can be said of you...
(Quote) Brenda-74660 said:

Thanks Eileen & I think the same can be said of you...
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Why does Eileen wish you koodies Brenda?
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