Jeni Stepien is a Pennsylvania schoolteacher who was recently married. The man who walked her down the aisle and gave her away had her dad’s heart. He received it as a heart donor recipient when Jeni’s father was murdered ten years ago. After Arthur Thomas received the heart in 2006, they kept in touch. When she was engaged last fall, she asked Thomas to step into her father’s place and give her away. As they walked down the aisle Jeni Stepien gripped the wrist of Arthur Thomas and felt the pulse of her dad’s heart beating.
Today, if your father is still alive, know that his heart still beats for you. And if your earthly father is gone, and even if he is not, your heavenly father has a heartbeat for you. —Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell.
The Week August 19/26, 2016 p. 5
John 3:16 (HCSB) “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”