The full technical term for my job is an echocardiography sonographer. In simpler terms, I do ultrasound of the heart. I always joke around saying, “come to me all you who are weary, & I will find where your heart is broken.” Of course, I am completely kidding when I say this. I can’t actually see a hurting heart, but I can evaluate the structure & function of your physical heart finding any irregularities. It is my responsibility to discover anything wrong with the heart & document it. I then write up a report & submit that along with my study to the cardiologist (heart doctor).
Unfortunately, ultrasound is not a perfect science. It has limitations. The visibility can be affected by quite a number of things making the study particularly difficult to read, & if you aren’t able to get exactly the right angles, your measurements may be off. These limitations can lead to misdiagnoses or even failure to diagnosis a current problem.
Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a perfect doctor? There is one, God. Not only does he make no mistakes, but he specializes in everything! He knows every area of the body like the back of his hand. He designed it after all. He is a cardiologist, a gastroenterologist, an oncologist, a neurologist, a podiatrist, an orthopedic specialist & so on. He specializes in pediatrics, geriatrics, anything in between & even unborn fetuses. He knows everything there is to know about the human body & he can see it clearly.
He can see what’s inside of you better than any earthly technology, all of which has limitations—CT, MRI, x-ray, ultrasound, etc. He sees everything clearly, he knows every cell of your being. He is your creator. Maybe it is just because I work with the heart daily, but I like to think that is his favorite organ too. Not only does he see your physical imperfections, but he, unlike me, CAN actually see what burdens your heart. He knows why you are hurting & what causes you pain. He may not heal your physical issues & we may never know why. He will leave the cardiologists employed, let them do their job fixing your bloody, pumping flesh. But, if you turn to him he can heal a broken heart.
No psychiatrist or psychologist in the world, no amount of meds or therapy, can ever dissolve all of your problems. Even when we trust someone, we leave some things undisclosed. But, God knows our hearts, he knows what’s inside. He can seep unconditional love & forgiveness & mercy into every unknown crevice. He fills your heart with these beautiful gifts until they overflow, spilling into the rest of your body. So, trust God as you would your doctor. Cardiologists spend many years in school learning the intricacies of the heart, but God created it. He has specialized in it for more years than you have hairs on your head. Lean on him. He says,
“Come to me, all you who are weary & burdened, & I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Turn to him, let him take an inventory of your heart, trust that he designed you with a plan in mind & trust him to be your doctor. Let him aid you when you’re sick, carry you when you’re weak, & love you when you feel alone. ❤