The Heart – The Wellspring of Life
Scripture: Proverbs 4:20-27 (NRSV)
Your heart has one job to do, and it does it amazingly well: it beats. Unrelentingly. Single-mindedly. For hours, days, and decades, if all goes well. Slightly more than once a second, your heart beats about 100,000 times a day. As many as 3.5 billion times in a lifetime. It’s been calculated that the amount of work a heart does over a full human life is equivalent to lifting a one-ton object 150 miles into the air. The heart weighs less than a pound. It’s no bigger than a fist. Each hour your heart dispenses about 70 gallons of blood, 1680 gallons a day. In fact, more gallons of blood are pushed through you in a day, than gallons of gas you will pour into your car in a year.
The heart is the heartbeat of not only our physical life, but also our spiritual life. Our passage from Proverbs reminds us, “guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Come and discover the wisdom on how to avoid a stagnant heart and how to keep our hearts ever purified and renewed—refreshing others, refreshing God, and refreshing ourselves.
Sermon Art: “Human Heart Anatomy” watercolor by anonymous Medicine Student
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