CS Lewis says in his book, The Four Loves,
“There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket – safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”
Have you ever had a heart checkup? I’m not talking about the organ that’s beating in your chest, pumping blood throughout your body. I’m talking about the part of you that loves, drives your decision-making, and feels emotion. No EKG can evaluate that! Jesus knows your heart! The Word of God pierces every part of what makes you… you. Tomorrow we are going to look at Mark 3:1-12, “A Heart Checkup”, and we’ll see how you’re doing… spiritually!