Thankful for the Scars

As was driving to work the other day, the song “Scars” by “I Am They” came on the radio and although I’ve heard this song many, many times, this particular morning it grabbed my attention more than usual:
“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”

“I can see, I can see
How you delivered me
In your hands, in your feet
I found my victory”
So, as I was driving and thinking on these words, it reminded me that I can have full confidence in who Jesus is, because the scars DO tell of who He is. He gave up everything, including His life, for you and for me. Because of this, we’ll never have to question who He is, or question His heart. If a friend were to lay down their life for you, wouldn’t that tell you their heart? Wouldn’t that tell you how they feel about you? To lay down their life for you is the largest sacrifice, and that’s exactly what Jesus did for us. 
I hope you’ll take some time this week to just reflect on what Jesus did for you. I’ve been listening to this song and meditating on the words, and as the song says, “I am forever thankful for the scars”. The scars are a result of my sin, and how He paid the price for me so I don’t have to.

Isaiah 53:5 NIV – But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.

I can’t imagine or fathom a love more pure than this.



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About Dena:
“First and foremost, I’m a Daughter of the King and a long-time Christ follower. I’m also a dog mom who enjoys reading Christian books, cardio drumming, traveling often, and I’m a bit of a techie geek. My life has seen its fair share of curve-balls and I’ve found that I’ve become closer to Christ in each trial as He’s comforted me and shown me that I can solely put my faith and trust in Him. 2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT says “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” I feel thankful and blessed for the messes in my life – as they have brought me closer to Him.”

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