We all have scars. Whether visible—from physical wounds, or invisible—from soul wounds. Scars are the evidence and reminder of a wounding or a traumatic experience.
But, no experience is wasted. “Everything in life is happening to grow you up, to fill you up, to help you become more of who you were created to be” (so says Oprah).
The Bible gives a more profound application of this principle through a scar-to-beauty-mark transformational exchange. It’s possible to trade in the ashes of wounds and traumas for beauty; and mourning for joy; and sadness for thanksgiving. If you did, it would be as gaining double the beauty, double the joy and double the graciousness for your scars (so says Isaiah 63).
In this way, you’d transform the experiences that scarred you into something beautifully purposed—beauty marks.
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