“If I chose to keep my scars, you can, too.”
Jesus whispered those words into my spirit as I was lying in bed one night—thinking too much about things past and wishing they’d just go away. I was a little stunned when He said those words but also comforted. Comforted by the fact that He said “scars” and not “wounds,” meaning healing really is possible; but also, a little uneasy because scars are still visible, and they come with a process and with stories.
I love to teach about Gods word, so the children in my class know their teachers favorite subject: Religion. And last week we talked about the great commision Jesus gave His disciples and how He tells them they will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on them. And they will be His witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 1:8). We talked about how amazing it is that without the internet, airplanes and television, the gospel was spread and nowadays there are over 2 billion Christians. So these disciples did a pretty good job in sharing the good news. We talked about how important it is to share your faith with others, it can literally change peoples lives.