Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.” Isaiah 6:10
For my son’s health class we are watching a series of videos about the human body entitled “Body of Evidence.” The last one we watched was specifically about the heart. I sat there in wonder and awe of the masterfully designed and intricately created organ the size of a human fist. I had an ultrasound of my heart a few years back and can remember feeling that same sense of awe as I sat there and watched my own small but powerful heart beat and pulse and squeeze blood out into the lungs and the rest of my body. I can remember feeling very fond of my heart at that moment.
I love my heart!
Getting back to the video, there was one part of the lecture where the teacher. Dr. David Menton, mentioned that the heart has ears, literally! He then pointed out two areas on the top of the heart that have the appearance of a human ear. He said they are used to store blood.
Dr. Menton also pointed out the coronary arteries. They are the arteries that surround (from the Greek “corona” – crowns) the heart. As we
re learned this information my son said, “I’ll bet they look like a crown of thorns!”
Son of a gun if they didn’t!
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. Romans 1:6
Jesus had human eyes and ears as he hung on the cross. In love, His heart, with it’s ears and eyes, pumped all of the blood out of his body through the wounds on his back, head, hands and feet, all for the forgiveness of the world’s sin. Despite the extreme stress to that small organ, with it, He could see and hear those who taunted and mocked him, but in the background he could also see and hear those who believe.
And when He arose…he had those same eyes and ears…and heart!
I pray in accord with Paul:
I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints… Eph 1:18