Friday, July 8, 2011

Nobody Escapes Being Wounded

Nobody escapes being wounded. We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is not "How can we hide our wounds?" so we don't have to be embarrassed, but "How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?" When our wounds cease to be a source of shame, and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers. Jesus is God's wounded healer: through His wounds we are healed. Jesus' suffering and death brought joy and life. His humiliation brought glory; His rejection brought a community of love.
-- Henri Nouwen

He was wounded for our rebellious acts. He was crushed for our sins. He was punished so that we could have peace, and we received healing from his wounds.
-- Isaiah 53:5 (GWT)

Crucified With Christ,


KLW said...

Sometimes we must be hurt to grow. We must fail in life so we can know. We must lose in order to gain. Some lessons are learned best only through pain. Sometimes our vision clears only after our eyes are washed with tears.

i am Grateful... Kerry i am. said...

"When I'm weak, I'm Stronger for it." -- Song lyrics by Kim Mclean