We tend to simplify what we don’t fully understand (or want to deal with). Take the ears, for instance. We explain to children, “Ears are for hearing.” In reality, the inner ear is also critical to balance, equilibrium, and orientation in three dimensional space. The complexities of the Creator are difficult to fully fathom, much less explain.
Then there’s the heart. At its simplest, it is a physiological pump—necessary, palpable, constant. Most of us can also grasp the English use of the term to express emotions as a portion of the inner part of humans. It is common for us to divide things into the physical and metaphysical—to “compartmentalize” the inner aspect.
The Bible does not divide us so easily. Do we really, truly grasp that throughout His Word, God uses the heart to refer to the whole innermost part of us, not just the emotions?
When we were children, we were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son to redeem, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. –Galatians 4:3-7
Ponder on this a while….then contemplate the all-encompassing question to you from the very God of Creation, the Ace of Hearts.
“Will you be mine?”
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. –Jeremiah 29:13