The Scars that Stay
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The Scars that Stay

I'm wondering why

I'm wondering why - after being glorified

I'm wondering why - after being glorified that the scars in His hands

I'm wondering why - after being glorified that the scars in His hands and His feet

I'm wondering why - after being glorified that the scars in His hands and His feet and the scar in His side

I'm wondering why - after being glorified that the scars in His hands and His feet and the scar in His side were still there?

Was it their place

Was it their place as insignia of grace

Was it their place as insignia of grace that they stayed when the pain

Was it their place as insignia of grace that they stayed when the pain of the cross

Was it their place as insignia of grace that they stayed when the pain of the cross and its stigma and shame

Was it their place as insignia of grace that they stayed when the pain of the cross and its stigma and shame disappeared?

Or is there a way

Or is there a way in which other scars stay?

Or is there a way in which other scars stay? not distortion of flesh -

Or is there a way in which other scars stay? not distortion of flesh - but the glow

Or is there a way in which other scars stay? not distortion of flesh - but the glow of a face that through flames

Or is there a way in which other scars stay? not distortion of flesh - but the glow of a face that through flames turned to gold?

Might it be true

Might it be true that when all things are new

Might it be true that when all things are new the trail of our trials

Might it be true that when all things are new the trail of our trials is the thread

Might it be true that when all things are new the trail of our trials is the thread that embroiders the hue

Might it be true that when all things are new the trail of our trials is the thread that embroiders the hue of our robes?

Might we be adorned

Might we be adorned with the troubles we scorned?

Might we be adorned with the troubles we scorned? as the morning

Might we be adorned with the troubles we scorned? as the morning makes jewels of the clouds

Might we be adorned with the troubles we scorned? as the morning makes jewels of the clouds could his light through our thorns

Might we be adorned with the troubles we scorned? as the morning makes jewels of the clouds could his light through our thorns cast a crown?

Thank you for reading! If you're curious: The next two pages explain some of the meaning behind this poem.

In the story of Jesus rising from the dead, he had a new body, healthy and glorious - yet he still had scars from his crucifixion on his hands, feet and side. Why? Were his scars a sign of victory? Did they become beautiful?

And what about my own scars? (both literal and figurative) Christians believe that after death we will be given new bodies, and enter into a joyous life without pain. All the suffering we endured will be transformed into something beautiful.

I wrote this poem when I was suffering from severe illness and troubled by the scars it left me with (both emotional and physical). It is a poem of hope.

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