Heartbeat

All the Malaysian parents of Carmen wanted was to hear their daughter’s heartbeat again.

Two years ago, Carmen, an 18-year-old nursing student died suddenly in Singapore from an arterial rupture in her brain.

Her parents, Mark and Ariess gave their consent for their daughter’s heart to be donated under Singapore’s Medical Act.

Carmen’s heart went to Serene Lee who was suffering from heart failure at that time.

Although the name of the donor is kept anonymous, Serene connected the dots and tracked down Mark and Ariess after reading about Carmen’s death.

Then on 4th August, after Carmen’s second death anniversary, Serene got in touch with Mark on Facebook after seeing his posts about wanting to hear his daughter’s heartbeat again.

She introduced herself and asked if she could visit him and his wife in Penang where they lived. She also said she would bring along a stethoscope with her to fulfil his wish.

The reunion between Serene and Carmen’s parents took place on a Friday afternoon. It was an emotional moment for Carmen’s parents – something they were “hoping for the past two years.”

heartbeatJust hearing Carmen’s heartbeat again brought a smile, much joy and uncontrollable tears to the parents of Carmen whose heart lives on in Serene.

Every Christian believer has a heart transplant.

God said to His people: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26).

A successful spiritual heart transplant took place when we receive Christ into our hearts.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (II Corinthians 5:17).

If it was so emotional for Carmen’s parents to hear Carmen’s heartbeat, how more so for God to hear Christ’s heartbeat in us.

Does God hear the heartbeat of His Son in you?

Does He hear the heartbeat of Jesus’ care and compassion in you?

Does your heart reverberate with Jesus’ kindness, goodness and gentleness?

Does your heart echo the same heartbeat of Jesus for the lost, the last and the least?

If God were to place His divine stethoscope on your heart, will He hear Christ’s heartbeat?

You have received Christ’s heart by grace. Let it now pulsate with the heartbeat of Christ.

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