Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Day #11 : Wrapped Tight { HeArT to hEaRt }

Day #11 : Wrapped Tight

I have a distant relative who,  within the last year,  lost a baby. He was very small and only weeks old.   I remember seeing a picture she posted, just days before his death. He was preciously wrapped tight in a thin blanket and placed on his belly. He was also wearing a smile. I can't help but to think he was seeing someone or something we aren't pure enough to see. After his passing, I looked at this sweet remembrance of him, and God whispered to my heart, the memory of a promise He had made in scripture.

{ He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds. Psalms 147:3 }

The similarity between this tightly swaddled baby and what He proclaimed for the broken heart of this mother, was almost enough to bring tears. As tightly as this baby was bound by a secure blanket,  He promises to bind the wounds of a broken heart.

What breaks your heart? What has left your heart with wounds?  God's love heals. He sent Christ to be the ultimate Healer.  Not only for the physical, but for the deep wounds of the heart, that scar the soul. Those nobody else sees or has access to, Christ does.

What's chilling is the stark similarity to a declaration Christ himself made. He was standing the synagogue at the beginning of his ministry, surrounded by people who would eventually take part in seeing to His death.

This is what He stood and read from the book of Isaiah, that at the same time, announced the fulfillment of this prophesy.

{ The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he has sent me to HeAL the BroKeN hEaRtEd, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those that are bruised.
Luke 4:18 }

Who did He proclaim this prophecy being fulfilled for? You.

And one of the particulars was aimed at your heart. Your heart matters to your Maker. He knows all good things start there but He also understands heartache and heartbreak affects your soul and your being.

I love the simple fact that our hearts are important to God. That He desires joy, peace, happiness, and wholeness for our souls. He understands the need for a Heart - Healer!

Christ binds up the wounds of your heart. The ones nobody knows about. Take your heart to the Healer. His love will keep it WrAppEd TiGhT.

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