Heart and Soul

For 200 years the stethoscope has been used to listen for an irregular heartbeat, a murmur or a clogged blood vessel. With electrocardiograms we can now see as well as hear the heart.

Early Egyptians regarded the human heart to be the source of the soul. During mummification they tossed the brain but preserved the heart. Not until the Renaissance was it established that the heart’s sole purpose is to pump blood. From Valentines, appearing first in the 17th century, to emojis, the language of the heart has become the language of love.

History’s best-selling book states, “The heart is the most deceitful of all things.” It recommends, “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and don’t rely on your own understanding. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and He will show you the right way.”

Upon what or whom are you relying to discover the right way?