December 29th Scars Waiting For You

John 20:24-25

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

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 shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.”

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 out to you right now. Put your hand in that hand and say, “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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