Canadian researchers have treated the first patient in a clinical trial using genetically enhanced stem cells to repair damaged heart muscle after a major heart attack. The Bible has much to say about hearts too. The term “heart” in the Bible is used to denote the inner self, the real you. Philip, in the book of Acts, responding to a person who had been converted and was requesting water baptism, answered, “If you believe with all your heart , you may.” And Paul, describing how to make one’s peace with God, wrote, “If you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved…for with the heart one believes unto righteousness….” Repairing the physical heart is of great importance, and we salute each advance of medical science. But let’s bow in gratitude and humility to Jesus, the Great Physician, and by faith, accept the new heart He offers.
Pastor Alex Rockwell