But that was this morning. By this afternoon, all that had now changed. For now, after a relatively brief procedure, he has a brand new knee. And the doctor says he will be up and walking on it this very afternoon!
I’m happy for my brother-in-law. I know many people who have undergone such surgery, and who have literally had their lives transformed as a result. I pray that will now be true for him. I pray that the pain and the immobility he has dealt with for so long will now be replaced by freedom – both from pain and of movement.
For my part, I have yet to face knee replacement. Or shoulder replacement, or any other such procedure common to healthcare today. I am thankful for this. I hope to last as long as I can. But I also recognize that such a day may eventually come in my own life. If and when it does, I am thankful such measures will be available for my benefit.
But, while I have yet to get a new knee or shoulder or hip, I do have a new heart! No, I’ve never had a physical heart transplant. But I have received a new spiritual heart. The date on which it happened was May 9, 1970; and I remember it well.
When I got out of bed that morning, I was a sinner, plagued by pain and guilt. But on that day, I gave my broken heart to Jesus Christ. He then transformed it, and gave me a brand new heart in turn. I can testify to you that my life has never been the same since. I now live a life of peace, joy, and purpose. All because God’s Son did radical spiritual surgery on my heart and gave me eternal life in the process!
Maybe you need a new knee, or shoulder, or hip today? I hope not. But, at least, if you do, one can readily be gotten. Somewhere, this very moment, a skilled surgeon stands ready and able to provide you with whatever you need to transform your impaired physical life.
More to the point, do you need a new heart today? If so, I have even better news. The Divine Physician stands ready and able to provide you with just that! He, and He alone, can give you a brand new heart. He, and He alone, can give you eternal life.
And He waits patiently upon anyone who calls upon Him for salvation. All He requires from you, as He did from me, is a humble bended knee, reflecting an admission of your sin, and a need and desire for His grace and mercy!
The Bible assures us that those who humble themselves and pray and seek His face and turn from their wicked ways will be heard from heaven, and that God will forgive their sin and bring healing to them as a result.
So, my friend, if you need a new heart today, then why not try bending a knee? I assure you, the former is procured by the latter!
SCRIPTURE SOURCE: https://biblehub.com/2_chronicles/7-14.htm.