The Most Important Muscle

My Dear Child,


Do you know what is the strongest muscle in the body? It is the heart. It withstands a lot of pressure and does not stop working at any time. Your heart beats all day and even at night while you sleep. An adult’s heart beats about 80 times a minute, but a baby’s beats about 190 times, or twice as much. With each beat, the heart pumps about 70 milliliters of blood. The human heart is the size of a fist. In nature there is a family of wasps that have the smallest heart and the largest is the blue whale… their heart is the size of a person. That’s incredibly big! God wants us to take care of our hearts, because there is no life without it. Now try to hear my heartbeat and I’ll try to hear yours…


“Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life”. Proverbs 4:23


With much love,

by Ligyi Venegas-Johnson