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Scars Waiting for You

December 29, 2020 Save Article

BIBLE MEDITATION:

Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples, therefore, said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

(John 20:24-25)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

At Bethlehem, a bright star pointed the way to Jesus. But there’s a darker side to Christmas. Consider the scars of the Lord Jesus. They’re not incidental. They’re so fundamental that Jesus carried those scars with Him to Heaven.

Think about it: the only man-made things in Heaven are the scars of Jesus Christ. When He returned to Heaven, He took some souvenirs of His visit with him…the scars in His hands and side, keeping them as a lasting memorial through all eternity.

When Jesus comes again, one of the ways we’ll know Him is by the scars on His hands and feet. Zechariah 13:6 says, “And one will say to him, ‘What are these wounds between your arms?’ Then he will answer, ‘Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.’”

ACTION POINT:

Imagine our risen Savior on the throne of His glory. See in His hands the print of the nails, because He bears them for all eternity. See those nail-scarred hands reaching to you right now. Put your hand in that hand and say, “Save me, Lord Jesus. Thank You that You came to earth as a man and suffered in order to save me.” Pray it and mean it.

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