Scars remind us of things that have happened to us or things we have done. And scars remind us that the past is real.
Scars are good if they come from something good. But scars can really hurt if they happen because of our carelessness, recklessness or negligence.
Scars are good conversation starters. Every scars has a story to tell. And some of us just love to trade stories by looking at our scars.
Some people have scars on their forehead, near the eyes, over the cheek, under their lip and chin, across the face, near the neckline or all over the body. Those wounds are so painful and they hurt. And some have so many long, deep and ugly scars after many stitches and operations.
Do scars make you sexy? Some men and women love to see and lightly touch those scars and tattoos, and are very attracted to them. Some women view men with scars as being adventurous, macho and brave. But it is really the stories behind those scars that make them sexy or not.
But scars always remind me of something stupid or silly I have done. They remind me of the pain and worry I have gone through during those ordeals, and my times of darkness and separation from God.
Over the years, as I reflect further into my scars, and look beyond the many reasons that they have occurred, I finally see a different outcome then simply pain and worry. Now I understand that my scars are good reminders of God's mercy and grace during those times of rebellion and selfishness.
Now my physical scars remind me to live a healthier lifestyle. My emotional scars teach me the importance of happy lifestyle with friends and love. My spiritual scars bring me closer with God and Christ, a relationship I have never anticipated if not for the many events that have left the scars.
When I consider the scars on Jesus hands and feet from the nails, and in his side from the spear, I remember the severe pain and suffering He must have gone through. But that is not all. Jesus' scars remind me of victories over the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. Jesus' scars clearly demonstrate to me that nothing can separate us from the love and grace of God. Jesus is The Way, The Truth and The Life. And no one can come to God the Father except by Him.
As it is, I am pleased with my scars and would never want to remove them.
Do you love your scars?