I have been reading a great Women's Devotional Book and just recently came across this story so I thought I'd share it on my blog.
A heart doctor was amazed at the great improvement that one of his patients had made. When he had seen the woman a few months earlier, she was seriously ill in the hospital, needing an oxygen mask. He asked the woman what had happened.
The woman said, "I was sure the end was near and that you and your staff had given up hope. However, Thursday morning when you entered with your troops, something happened that changed everything. You listened to my heart; you seemed pleased by the findings, and you announced to all those standing about my bed that I had a "wholesome gallop." I knew that the doctors, in talking with me, might try to soften things. But I knew they wouldn't kid each other. So when I overheard you tell your colleagues I had a wholesome gallop, I figured I still had a lot of kick to my heart and could not be dying. My spirits for the first time were lifted, and I knew I would live and recover."
The heart doctor never told the woman that a third-second gallop is a poor sign that denotes the heart muscle is straining and usually failing!
Just a few words can be enough to make a difference in a person's life. How important is it to choose our words wisely!
I really enjoyed this message and I hope you do too.
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