Heart rate tell us a lot about our state of mind.
If you have a fast heart rate a few things could be happening.
-You might be anxious
-You might be exercising
-You might have just woken up from a nightmare
If you have a slow heart rate a few things could be happening.
-You might be relaxing
-You might be in a cold shower
-You may be in a deep sleep
Lately, I’ve been paying a lot of attention to my heart rate. It allows me to get outside of my head and notice how my body is responding to any given situation. I may not notice I am anxious but by paying attention to my heart rate I am made aware that I most likely am. If my heart rate is low, I am probably very focused on a task, such as studying.
Today, I thought about my heart rate but I also thought about Jesus and His heart.
I thought about how in times of distress, such as flipping over the tables in temple, Christ had a fast heart rate.
I thought about Christ focusing as a carpenter and having a slow heart rate.
I thought about Christ’s heart rate going from slow to fast as He heard Lazarus had died.
I thought about the agony in the garden, and how Christ’s heart must have been pumping so fast He sweat blood.
The beauty of thinking about Christ’s heart is the reminder….our Lord UNDERSTANDS.
Jesus had a physical body that reacted to the human emotions of the world.
Is this not the most comforting thought?
We are not alone in our joy, sadness, anxiety, fear.
So next time you are stressed and your heart is exploding out of your chest…think of Christ.
When you are relaxing and your heart rate is low….think of Christ.
When your heart rate is all over the place…think of Christ.
By remembering the humanity of Christ we can further appreciate His divinity.
Allow your heart rate to be a constant reminder of Christ’s love for you.
Jesus gets it friends.
Allow this thought to fill you with peace.