Many of us try very hard to cover up our struggles, our wounds and scars. We believe they will somehow detract from our Christian witness.
And yet Jesus, who could have resurrected without His wounds and scars chose to give a vivid Life Lesson.
He called Thomas’ attention to His wounds, even encouraging him to touch them. Why? Was Jesus seeking pity? No!
He wanted him (and us) to understand that reality was He had suffered. He had already told them plainly, “In this world you will have trouble.” (John 16:33)
But the greater reality came through His next Words. “But take heart! I have overcome the world!”
Whatever has happened, is happening or will happen in your life, He can still bring New Life through you. Your scars are not there for you to pick the scabs off and be hurt all over again. Your scars are there to remind you Jesus is covering and healing your wounds.
I find most inspiring those people, who are honest and up front about their struggles, but also show true beauty even while under attack.
They proclaim faithfully through their lives the reality of
“The One Who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world!” 1 John 4:4