Scars. The Evidence of Healing
The other disciples, therefore, said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” John 20:25
Indeed, your scars may be your greatest ministry. Just as the scars of Jesus convinced Thomas, perhaps your scars will convince someone today. Adrian Rogers
For some reason, many people have an unrealistic expectation of walking through life unscathed. Some have become so numb that they can’t fear because they can’t feel. It is hard to heal when you can’t feel.
Healed doesn’t mean you don’t suffer or struggle. It doesn’t mean you’ve become bulletproof or immune to the poison of our enemy. It doesn’t mean you have it all together. It can mean that God has healed a memory, or shed His light on the lies of the enemy, or broken the bondage from the lies of trauma.
It doesn’t mean you don’t have scars. Scars are delightful roadmaps that you can share to guide others to the Healer. They are not badges but living proof of hope. Don’t be ashamed of your scars.
In what ways have you experienced helping others who have seen or heard about your scars?
Lord, thank You for the evidence of our healing. May our scars be a lighthouse that shines Your light to attract others to safe harbors where You wait for them. Amen