In the hands of the ‘untrained’ the stethoscope could best be described as an ornament, but in the hands and ears of the trained the stethoscope means a lot.
It is meant to be used by medical professionals, but don’t tell this to this excited ‘untrained mother’. She was on a journey to visit someone she had never seen or met before.
She clutched tightly to her stethoscope, she had lost her son 8 months ago in a skiing accident and before his death she had agreed to donate some of his organs.
A woman in the heart transplant waiting list with no hope and counting her final days on earth was promptly alerted and after proper matching in the hospital and pre-medication the heart of this young boy was transplanted to this woman.
Through providence the mother of the deceased young boy found out the recipient of her son’s heart and they agreed to meet and as she met the recipient all she saw was her son in a different body. She hugged the recipient and kissed her.
All she requested for was to listen to the heartbeat of the woman, her son’s heartbeat, she was not a health professional, but with the stethoscope she smiled as she listened to the son’s heart beat ,lub, dub, lub, dub in the body of this woman.
When we give our lives to Christ, when we commit ourselves to Him, we just like Paul can say ‘I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me’
Yes the old body is there, but the new man dwells in us and you know what God is so excited. In fact there is joy in heaven and as He comes with His ‘stethoscope’ and auscultates us, all He hears and sees in us, is His son Christ who gave his life for us.
If you have not given your life to Christ do that today, He loves you so much and took your place on the cross. Your life is not yours, but a gift, your body is not yours, it’s His temple, you are simply a caretaker and will surely give an account of what you did or did not do with it. God is calling you, respond to him today. Stop procrastinating, tomorrow may be too late.
If you have committed your life to Christ, align yourself to Him, daily feed on His Word, never forsake the gathering of fellow believers, mind the company you keep ‘ Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners’, depend on the Holy Spirit, have a lifestyle of gratitude and live your life in the realization that He lives in you.
Do have a great day ahead and may God bless you richly.