I read something pretty profound this morning! It's not new so much as it's timely for me. I always try to stay open to what the Holy Spirit might be saying to me through the things around me, this is what he said to me today:
The wound is the place where the light enters you!
Have you ever thought about it that way? So many times, it's about quick, clean it up and get a bandage on it so it will start healing. Yet, no matter how well we take care for our wounds, they leave scars. Some are bigger than others, some go deeper than we think, and some are where we don't see them and sometimes we forget that we have them until someone helps bring it to our attention.
Some wounds are seen on the outside, like the one I have on my left knee. I remember how I got this bad boy like it was yesterday! We were stationed in Hawaii and I was at GirlScout camp somewhere up in the mountains. We were taking a hike down to the ocean and I some how slipped on some rocks and fell crashing to the ground and got a nice sized rock jammed in my knee. The leaders cleaned it up and I got in the salt water when we got to the ocean, but to this day I have a scar, which reminds me that acting a fool and running on rocks down a steep hill will get you hurt. So now I make sure that I act a fool in a rock free area!
The wounds I'm really taking about are the ones that we don't get scars that you can see. The ones that come from being told I don't love you anymore. Or from act's of betrayal, divorce, being bullied, lied to, the loss of a loved one, abortion, being made fun of, or even being told you'll never amount to anything. These are the wounds that if we let Jesus, he will enter our lives through those places and clean them up in the most surprising ways.
Now, don't think that they go away or that you forget about what happened to you. What happens, IF we LET JESUS, is forgiveness, reconciliation, and an ability to help others let Jesus in to heal them. This is what is known as The Healing Ministry. This is part of the ministry that God has opened for me, in fact, if you have let Jesus shine his light on your wounds, this is a place of ministry for you. Our job, as Christians, is not to keep that light to ourselves, it's to allow it to exit our wounds and to help in the healing of others! Isn't that just like Jesus?