Thankful for the Scars

“And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.”
- Revelation 5:9
There is a beautiful Christian song called, “Scars,” by “I Am They.” In the chorus it says, “So I’m thankful for the scars, ‘cause without them I wouldn’t know your heart. And I know they’ll always tell of who you are, so forever I am thankful for the scars.”

The lyrics speak for so many believers in that we are thankful for those scars. Because of the scars Jesus has from dying on the cross, we do know His heart. And we know He loves us more than we could ever imagine.

Yesterday, we called Jesus our fighting champion wearing the title belt. While we can always look at Jesus as a symbol of perfection, we must understand that there is one imperfection in heaven. What is it? It is the scars of Jesus.

Now you might be wondering, if the scars are imperfect, why would He keep them? Well, I believe He’s keeping them for the exact reason “I Am They” wrote about in their song — to communicate to you and me how much He loves us and that He would gladly die for you again and again and again.

But He did not have to. He did it one time, once and for all, and He keeps the scars because the scars speak a story. John said “I saw the lion, but I saw the lamb.” Jesus kept the scars as a reminder of His love for us, that He died for us, and that He is our Passover Lamb.

Make no mistake about it, Jesus did not have to keep the scars. He is all powerful, and could just have easily removed them. But He never wants you and I to forget what He did. He gave His life so that you and I can spend eternity with Him. It was us who caused the separation, remember?

Our sin is what kept that reality from being possible until He paid the ultimate price. And now forever we are thankful for the scars, ‘cause without them we wouldn’t know His heart. Aren’t you thankful for the heart of Jesus?


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Letitia Montelongo - February 5th, 2022 at 7:02am

So very blessed and grateful 🙏

Pascual Alejandro Arambula - February 5th, 2022 at 7:02am

Amén. Thank You JESÚS….

Florence Broadnax - February 5th, 2022 at 8:19am

I am ever so grateful!!