Scars, Spiritual Digest — November 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm

What Are Those Scars?


Paul said, “I bear in my body scars from my service to Jesus” (Gal. 6:17b). What about you?

The Apostle Paul by Rembrandt
The Apostle Paul by Rembrandt

Most people have scars on their bodies following bruising of the skin. These scars are reminders and bring about pleasant or unpleasant memories of the past. God could have decreed the healing of bruised skin without scars, but in His wisdom, He chose not to do it that way. When Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, He was healed entirely from the bruising and piercing He suffered three days earlier, but the scars on His feet, hands, and side remained. A songwriter noted that the only man-made thing in heaven is the scars on Jesus. Wow! There is the possibility that throughout eternity, we will continue to behold the scars on Jesus to remind us of His eternal love. What scars do you bear on your body today? If most of those scars bring about unpleasant memories, may I suggest that you ask God for a new positive narrative about them or give you new scars that you will be proud of, like Jesus and Paul. Paul said, “I bear in my body scars from my service to Jesus” (Gal. 6:17b). What about you?



  • Rev. Sunday Bwanhot

    Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.

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