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By On May 1st, 2019

Scars and Healing

Many of us bear scars from injuries and surgeries. There are two ways we can interpret such scars. They can be seen as signs of hurt and tragedy, or they can be seen as signs of healing. I choose to see the latter, and marvel at our bodies’ ability to sustain severe damage and yet heal. 

There are scars that we cannot see. They’re on the inside rather than seen on the outside. They come from discouragements and moments of despair. They come from places where we ourselves or someone else has hurt us. Perhaps it’s because these aren’t seen that they seem harder to heal. 

We should seek and eventually feel healing of these hurts, just as much as we would with a surgical scar. While doctors sew up our injuries, it is still God’s miraculous touch that creates healing. So it is with spiritual and emotional wounds. While physically we seek out a doctor to heal us, sadly we fail to recognize who will heal us from inside. 

Recognize that your spiritual and emotional wounds do have a source for healing. Lift up your pain in prayer and let the One whose body was wounded and broken for our salvation become your healer. 

Look at my hands. Look at my feet. You can see that it’s really me. Touch me and make sure that I am not a ghost, because ghosts don’t have bodies, as you see that I do.” As [Jesus] spoke, he showed them his hands and his feet. Luke 24:29-30

For I [Paul] bear on my body the scars that show I belong to Jesus.  Galatians 6:17

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