This morning I sat beside my dear, little mother as pictures of the inner workings of her heart were displayed on a screen nearby. I quietly watched in amazement as I saw the chambers and valves of her little heart pump blood through her tiny body. I saw inside the heart that has kept her going for more than eighty-eight years, far longer than her doctors ever thought possible. While I didn’t understand most of what I saw I sat there in awe! Overwhelmed and full of praise as a favorite Scripture ran through my mind.
‘I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Technology can’t possibly show the ‘real’ heart of my dear mother. Her ‘real’ heart loves big and gives much. Her ‘real’ heart is bigger than this little lady herself. Her ‘real’ heart loves God more than life itself. Her ‘real’ heart loved me long before the first moment she first saw me. Her ‘real’ heart keeps loving me no matter what.
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.’ Psalm 139:14
Today I saw my mother’s heart at work. And I saw her heart working over and over again as we sat together over lunch. I saw her heart each time she smiled and when she spoke. Today I had a privilege few people ever have – I saw the heart of a little lady – a lady who has a very big heart.