What is it about the show Touched By An Angel that gets me every time? When I think of it I remember how it can be a little on the cheesy side. But I think I've hardly watched a show that I can get through without a least a tear or two. This last one I watched was no exception. In fact, I cried most of the way through it. Darn their cheesiness.
It was about a 16-year old girl who was in the hospital and needed a heart transplant. Another woman, in the same hospital, had just been in a horseback riding accident and was being kept alive by machines. The doctor and the angels were trying to talk to the woman's husband to explain to him how he and his wife could help this young girl by allowing the woman's heart to be donated. The man would hear nothing of it. He couldn't accept the fact that his wife was really already dead and his own heart was broken.
The doctor's daughter visited the young heart patient and they became fast friends. At one point, the 16-year old girl, facing her own death, looked at her new young friend and said, "You've done well with your heart."
At that moment I thought, have I done well with my heart? Have I used it to it's ultimate capacity? Have I loved all I could love? Have I forgiven all I could forgive? And, of course, the answer is no. I've succeeded many times, but others I haven't.
But I have this moment in time to choose whether to do well with my heart or not. I pray I choose to do all I can possibly do with my heart with the power of God moving me for the rest of my life. I have one life. One chance each moment. How will I look back on those moments when my life nears its end?
At the end of the show, the husband is finally able to accept his wife's death, and sees the good in donating his dear wife's heart so that another doesn't have to die. Sadly, he chose too late. The young girl received her new heart, but along with a new body in the arms of her Savior.
The husband had been warned many times not to take too long in his decision. And God speaks to each of us, too, to choose Christ before it's too late. God desires to give you a new heart. Not a literal heart, of course, but a soul-heart, if you will, that is not laden with your own sin, but rather one that has been forgiven of all your sins because of the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for you on the cross. You can receive that forgiveness by simply telling God that you are sorry for your sins and that you want His Son Jesus Christ to come into your life to be your Savior and your Lord. Please don't wait.
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