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Who's Heart is in You?


A few years ago, we flew out to Tennessee and interviewed Rev. Samuel Kyles.  He shared with us a powerful story about his grandson.  His grandson, Baby Quinn, had a complete heart transplant at 10 days old.  They found through an ultrasound that he had an underdeveloped heart.  The insurance company said they would pay for the birth, but not the transplant because it was experimental; only five had been done.  So, they starting raising money.  “Baby Quinn Needs Heart” was their campaign motto.  People from all over sent in their money.

A couple in Chicago was losing their child and they wanted Baby Quinn to have his heart.  The doctors took the heart of the dying baby and did a complete heart transplant in the other. It was a miracle! The doctors got so caught up that they waived the fee and the hospital said, “Just pay what you can.” 

This couple in Chicago gave up their child’s heart so Baby Quinn could live. Baby Quinn is in his teens and plays soccer.  Every now and then the donor’s mother visits Quinn.  She grabs him and puts her head upon his chest so that she can listen to her baby’s heart.  

What an analogy! When we were dead in our trespasses and sins, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for us.  We were hopeless without Him; and to those who receive Him, it is no longer us that lives, but Christ that lives through us. Who’s heartbeat does God hear in you?


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