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  • Writer's pictureJenny Dunaway

A New Heart

I was trying to catch up on my Bible study homework in Kelly Minter's All Things New this morning. Between doctor appointments, hospital visits, and surgery, I was a little behind. We're studying 2 Corinthians and trying to understand why Paul had a soft place in his heart for the church in Corinth. One of the verses I looked up was Ezekiel 36:26. It was Ezekiel's statement of the new covenant.

"A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh."

Wow! That verse hit me like a tons of bricks! I had a chemical stress test to assure my cardiologist that I was okay to undergo surgery to have my knee replaced. The test came back abnormal. Dr. Bennett sent me to Richmond to have a heart cauterization. After surviving a triple bypass tweleve years ago, I feared the worst case scenario. Hoping for only a stint, I was strangely calm that morning. No tears, no drama. I felt that God has this under control. When Dr. Mueller entered the recovery room with a huge smile on his face, I was hopeful. He said my heart was great! There were NO blockages. He couldn't explain it but my heart was like new. No wonder Ezekiel 36:26 jumped out at me! What a relief and what a blessing God has given me! I am so thankful to the Lord for holding my heart in His hand. It's like another chance at life! I'm excited to see what He has in store for me!

Soul Collage Card: Reflection of Love...Committee...I am the one who tries to bend over backwards for the ones I love. Sometimes, I wonder if my heart will break but then I feel His love surrounding me. My heart is beating strong. Thank you, Lord!

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