My good blogging buddy Butch Dean posted this Tuesday on his blog site Wordsmith’s Desk.
“I came to listen and in the quiet…I heard the beating of my
Find a time when your movements and thoughts can cease; “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)
…when your heart and soul can rest; “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;… (Psalm 23:2)
…when everything is as it should be; “…He leadeth me beside the still waters.” (Psalm 23:2)
…when you can hear the beating of your heart. “He restoreth my soul…”(Psalm 23:3)
It reminded me of my open heart surgery in 2011. Lying awake on those early post op nights I could hear and feel my heart beating. Strong and steady. The beating kept me awake, but I marveled at what God had done in my chest.
The Great Physician had replaced my worn out human valve with a pig valve. He also replaced part of a deteriorating aorta. As I listened to my heart beat I marveled at the skill of the surgeons who performed the delicate surgery. And I marveled at my God who created such a complex miracle of life in my mother’s womb.
Our God is an awesome God.