Sunday, January 12, 2014
Max Lucado in his book Grace pp.8-9 shares the following story. "In the spring of 2010 a skiing accident took the life of Tara Storch’s thirteen-year old daughter Taylor. What for Tara and her husband Todd was every parent’s worst nightmare: a funeral, a burial, a flood of questions and tears. They decided to donate their daughter’s organs to needy patients. Few people needed a heart more than Patricia Winters. Her heart had begun to fail five years earlier, leaving her too weak to do much more than sleep. Taylor’s heart gave Patricia a fresh start on life. Tara only had one request: she wanted to hear the heart of her daughter. She and Todd flew from Dallas to Phoenix and went to Patricia’s home to listen to Taylor’s heart. The two mothers embraced for a long time. Then Patricia offered Tara and Todd a stethoscope. When they listened to the healthy rhythm, whose heart did they hear? Did they not hear the still-beating heart of their daughter? It indwells a different body, but the heart is the heart of their child." Click the vid below for more. This story reminded me of these words found in Scripture. "And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you"(Ezekiel 36:26 NLT). Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts"(2 Peter 1:19 NLT). Aren't you glad all all Scripture including prophecy points to Jesus? Aren't you glad Jesus is the one bragging about giving us a new heart?