A Heart in Good Shape
and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. 2 Corinthians 5:15
Recommended Reading – 2 Corinthians 5:12-15
As the great Polish composer Frederic Chopin was gasping for air on his deathbed, he reportedly whispered, “Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland.” After his death, his sister apparently sealed his heart in a jar of cognac and smuggled it to Warsaw beneath her skirts. It passed through the family until it was buried in a church. When the Nazis invaded Poland, they seized the heart, but it was returned after the war. Last year, Polish officials secretly exhumed the relic and inspected it for damage before reporting that Chopin’s heart, thankfully, was still “in good shape.” It now resides undisturbed in a pillar of Warsaw’s Baroque Holy Cross Church.1
Where does your heart reside? Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34). The heartbeat of the Christian is living for Him who died for us. As followers of Christ, we can no longer live for ourselves. We must live for Him and for others. Let’s keep our hearts in good shape. Let’s love Him and live for Him today with all our hearts.
O for a heart to praise my God, a heart from sin set free, a heart that always feels Thy blood so freely shed for me.