In Psalm 139, verse 14, the psalmist writes, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. (NKJV)
These words popped into my head today as I saw them, literally, in my heart projected in an ultrasound. I didn’t know what an echocardiogram was, but my doctor said I had to have one because of a bunch of fluid around my heart as seen on a CT scan for something completely different.
I could see all four chambers as they slowly, very slowly, opened and closed circulating my blood. At times, depending on the view, it looked like a snowman or a pyramid, but always beating. The tech turned the sound on and the rhythm was so ethereal and I wondered if the sound pulsed out of my feet and into the depths of the earth, or out of my head and high up into the stars. I was spellbound by this incredible machine powering my life and the Creator who designed every little piece of it with love and longing for the life it would become.
The tech asked, “What is your normal heart rate?”
I said, “Usually somewhere between 38 and 42, why, what is it?”
He said, “It’s 39. What is the reason for that?”
I said, “I don’t know. You’re the heart tech.”
He said, “Hm.”
Fearfully and wonderfully made.
Post Script: My heart is fine.