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SETTING OUR MINDS ON THINGS ABOVE
Difficult days lie ahead for Christians in America. Some Christians, especially Christian businesses, are already feeling the heat. Most of us won’t be impacted right away, and there will be a tendency to think we’re off the hook since nothing has happened…yet.
Understandably, we want to convince ourselves that God won’t let anything “bad” happen to us. The problem is that we’re looking at things from our point of view, which typically seeks comfort and stability.
As we try to see things from God’s point of view, consider the fact that when Jesus appeared to the Disciples after the resurrection, His glorified body still had the scars from His crucifixion. Think about that. A perfect, glorified body marred by scars. Why would God do that? What’s perfect and glorious about scars?
It doesn’t take a lot of thought to come up with some answers. Jesus’ whole life led to His death on the cross. For Him, His scars were like badges of honor. They were evidence of God’s unconditional love for us. They were also evidence of the unimaginable pain Jesus endured, which reflected the depth of our sin which put Him there. It follows that they also spoke of God’s unspeakable grace that He showered on the likes of us.
For Jesus, His scars were as glorious as His resurrection and His glorified body. Why would we think that the scars we will bear will be any less glorious? Why would we think we will be scar-free? Is that what Jesus promised? What He promised was tribulation in this world, and with tribulation come scars. They will be different for each one of us, but equally glorious for those who endure to the end, faithfully representing our Lord in the midst of the battle.
As we contemplate the fate of our nation and the world and our role in these difficult days, let’s not forget that Jesus’ glorified body still had the scars of crucifixion and that by His wounds we are healed. Don’t we owe Him a scar or two?
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