So often it can be a struggle to let people see who we really are. We may have a small inner circle that knows us pretty well, but to the masses we can look like we have it all together and have never really suffered much in our lifetime!
There is a song by Matthew West that is incredibly powerful. In it there is a line that says...
So don't be afraid to show them your beautiful scars
Cause they're the proof
Yeah, you're the proof
Don't you see it? Our scars truly are living proof of the healing power of Christ. He is able to take the deepest wounds and slowly and gently cause healing to take place in such a way that eventually the only thing left are the glorious scars that are the evidence He has been at work.
If this truly is the case, then shouldn't we be willing to share those scars with others in the hopes that it will encourage them to look to Him for healing, too? Shouldn't we be willing to share our stories...the good, the bad and the ugly...in hopes that someone else might be able to sense hope that they do not have to remain in a wounded state, but can trust the Healer to begin His work?
Don't hide your wounds! Don't try and cover them up with good works or spiritual vernacular! Don't venture out in the hopes that your polished exterior will keep your secret tucked safely away! Our only hope for unity and health in the body is to quit donning our masks and share who we really are with each other! It's a scary thought for some, but the end result is worth every heart-pounding moment as we begin to peel back that facade and let others see the miraculous work the Father has performed!
Psalm 147:3 ~ He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.