Friday, November 19, 2010

Heart Print

I learn things watching my favorite TV shows.

For example, on NCIS LA last week, they highlighted a new piece of technology that reads human heartbeats, kind of like a thermal imaging scan.
I did a little research. Low and behold, it’s a real device.

Here’s the other thing I learned.

Each person has a unique heartbeat signature, like fingerprints.

Stands to reason, but I’d never thought about it. Now that I have, though, it makes total sense, besides the fact that it is way cool!

Gives me a new take on 1 Samuel 16:7 when Samuel was searching Israel for the one God had chosen to be the next king. God told him, “People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

On one hand, the Lord looks at my heart and knows my motivations, attitudes, secrets, sins, feelings, hopes, fears… everything stored in the “heart” in a figurative, soulful sense.

But on the other hand, an added bonus if you ask me, is that when the Lord looks at my heart, He knows it’s me because its very beat is unique. In a concrete, physical sense, He sees me.

And that translates in my mind to love.

Have a blessed weekend, Dry Ground friends!

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lynnrush said...

NICE!!!! I didn't know about that either. That's way cool.

Great post. Hope you have a relaxing weekend, Lori!

Anonymous said...


I did not know about our unique heartbeat print.

As always, thanks for sharing your insight.

Love ya,

Sarah Baker said...

I was thoroughly awed and psyched to hear about this. That's the coolest tidbit of the week, for sure.

Always love reading your blog! Much <3!