A Great Heart Exercise

It might not be popular, but it is very beneficial. It won’t burn hardly any calories, but it is very good for your heart. It doesn’t matter what you wear, and you won’t get sweaty. You can do it almost anytime, and it doesn’t take hardly any time. Go online to the website of a popular funeral home’s obituary page. Then slowly read down the obituary briefs. Usually, that has a photo, their name, when they were born, when they died, and sometimes what church they were members of. 

I have found it to be deeply moving. When I see the people who have passed from this life into another, either eternal life or eternal death/suffering, my heart breaks. When you read the obituaries, “everyone” is going to heaven (if only). Optimism, however, is not enough. 

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:21-23).

May this heart experience, enlarge your heart with a love for others and the deep desire to see them saved by the blood of Jesus, not merely church members. May it help you be purposeful in sharing the love of Jesus with others every chance you get.