Blog on the Log, 16NOV
This scar on my cheek will fade, but right now it shines.
Shiny is what healing by the Lord becomes.
Shine how He has healed you!
This scar will fade and will look like more wisdom lines near my eye, and a wisdom reminder is what I surely see.
Wisdom from the Lord is what knowledge becomes.
The scar line shows the trajectory of how I leaned into danger and the forceful impact after. The tree log ricocheted off my nose with blunt impact. How did it skip crushing my eye? How Lord? How?
The plank. MY PLANK. The tree log surely bounced off the wood plank built up in my own eye.
Not a speck of sawdust like in my brother’s eye, but a great plank of wood growing in mine… That flying branch drew close enough to scare me, and kept just barely far enough away for me to know that I was truly saved (this time).
The branch hit my cheek bone with blunt force, drawing blood, but it’s the feeling of saving grace that continues to reverberate thru my soul.
My scar shows Your intervention Lord. You saved me despite me.
I’m grateful Lord for sight to see.
Jesus’s scars, those are OUR intervention. He saved us despite us.
My shiny scar is not mine. Nor is my shiny face… For it is You Lord, Your healing, that shines thru me.
Salvation is shining thru our flaws, for all the world to see.
Lord, I am not worthy, therefore I am blessed that You shine on me.
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. —– If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.