JOHN 20:25 NLT | “THEY TOLD HIM, “WE HAVE SEEN THE LORD!” BUT HE REPLIED, “I WON’T BELIEVE IT UNLESS I SEE THE NAIL WOUNDS IN HIS HANDS, PUT MY FINGERS INTO THEM, AND PLACE MY HAND INTO THE WOUND IN HIS SIDE.””
The only way to identify you in God’s sight is the scar you bear for His namesake. And, these scars are diverse.
Apostle Paul said, “Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. Once I spent a whole night and a day adrift at sea.” (2 Corinthians 11:25 NLT) He finished his course, he ran his race solely powered by the Holy Spirit and received the crown of life.
Jesus scars identified him to His disciples. It strengthened their faith so they could be effective witnesses. Embrace the ‘pain’ along your path, it’s actually ‘gain’. Bliss be with you.