Scars are healing

By Kristy Solis

While discussing the way of the cross, my daughter said, “I do not like to see Jesus with scars or bleeding.”

I reminded her that the Bible teaches us that scars are painful, but they also represent healing. She realized she had to think about it in a different perspective. “Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have” (Luke 24:39).

Even though our earthly bodies may be weak and even die, our spirit are alive and well. It is not about the flesh and bones or even the scars; it is about the miracle that is to come with healing – the resurrection.

When we think of Jesus, we think of the human experience of his scars. As humans, our scars are where our spiritual strength can strengthen us; each scar is a testament that we are overcomers. This spiritual strength helps us to heal, to move on and to spiritually grow.

My hope is when my daughter sees anyone’s scars, including Jesus’, she will see it is only a part of the story.

All scars tell a story, which is greater than pain. The story is one of power to heal and restore in Jesus’ name. Jesus shows us that this is a testament of what God has brought us through, and it will encourage others.

Just as we share Jesus’ story, we need to be willing to share our spiritual story as well.


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