This morning I took one of my best friends to the heart lab for a heart cath. The doctor expected to put a stent in one of my friend’s arteries. He didn’t do that. He just took pictures and sent my friend back to his prep room. Verdict: open heart surgery. Not what we wanted to hear. From a physical point of view, open heart surgery is a little scary. But, if successful, and most surgeries of that kind are today, it will bring a refreshing of the heart and improved life for the patient.
I immediately thought of the song I first heard from Michael W. Smith, “Open the eyes of my heart, Lord.” I’m not sure what the eyes are but I think the song is saying that if I would open my heart to God and to his way I could see him. Here are the opening lyrics:
“Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart.
I want to see You
I want to see You.
Jesus pictures himself standing at our door. He wants to come into our hearts. He wants to reveal himself there. Big question from today’s events, “Is my heart open?” I don’t need a stent, I need an open heart. I need God to redo my heart. Listen to David in the Psalms. “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me,” (51:10).
Open my heart, God, make it pure. Give me a new heart. Do surgery if you need to. I want to see you. “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God,” (Matt. 5:8) Make my heart pure, God. Renew my spirit. I want to see you.