Jesus 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."
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." Said the surgeon.
"You'll find Jesus there too. He lives there."  The young boy reassured him.  The surgeon left.
The next day, as he 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 following day, as 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.