"You'll find Jesus there," the boy interrupted..
open," he continued, to see how much damage has been
"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.
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;
and You've cursed him to an
The Lord answered and said,
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."
beside the boy's bed; the boy's
parents sat across from him.
open my heart?"
"Yes," said the surgeon.
"What did you find?" asked the boy.
"I found Jesus there," said the surgeon.
Unknown - Celebrate Jesus in 2012
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.
This is the simplest test.