Friday, April 3, 2015

You Bear Her Scars, Too

You Bear Her Scars, too - Bare Tree Limbs on Blue Sky
              -1-
She bears scars
many
deep
painful
and
I see they are there but
I know I don't understand

How deep they are
how broken her life is

I want to heal

But

the surface is
all I can touch

The surface is
not where she feels them.

And there's nothing I can do
But call to You

You bear her scars, too.

                -2-
You bear her scars, too.
You see her dark, hidden places
You know
pain
damage
where it begins
and ends.

Your touch
(If she will let You touch her)
Can go all the way through

You know

You bear her scars, too.

               -3-
The wound heals
but the scar remains
a reminder of the pain
carried to this day

See the scar
and remember

the wound
destroying
draining life away 

the scar
a reminder 
that it had to be fixed

and it was fixed
tho' it won't  be the same
as before

See the scar
and remember
touch the broken hands (John 20:26-27)
weep over the feet that bleed (Luke 7:36-47)
over the scars
that heal my wounds

You bear her scars, too. 



Linking up with Velvet Ashes at The Grove where the prompt this week is "scars".


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3 comments:

  1. I love the way the body works ... as you eloquently said, we can't do much to remove the suffering of others. But we can bear it with them. Thanks for linking with Velvet Ashes!

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    1. Yes, we can bear it with them - and ask the Lord to enter in...thank you, Amy! I've been enjoying Velvet Ashes!

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  2. Perhaps we are most like our Lord when we willingly take up another's scars. We are members of one Body, and we may be asked by our Lord to do that hard work of bearing another's suffering.

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