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Power in the Scars

Monday April 17, 2017

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” John 20:27

I recently burnt myself (again) with my curling wand. This time it happens to be right on my chin for the world to see. It looks awful.

I am really hoping that it doesn’t scar, but as I looked in the mirror last night I felt God ask “what if it does?”

Are scars as bad as we portray them to be?

Scars tell a story. The scars that Jesus had certainly told a story.

Jesus is alive. We just celebrated his resurrection yesterday, but what about now?

The days following the resurrection we find Jesus revealing himself to people. Jesus often revealed himself to his followers by showing his scars.

Scars can be good because they remind you who you are, what you never want to go back to, and what you’ve overcome.

The place of your pain will become the place of your power.

Prayer: “Jesus, thank you from where pain takes place, power rises up. Thank you for showing the power of scars and what they can do in the lives of people.”

-Whitney Flach