Day 30 - The Same Wounds
366 Days of Compassion and God's Promises in the Bible
Is there a greater way to encounter Jesus than by knowing His wounds?
“But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed.” - Isaiah 53:5, WEBBE
Not everyone may be acquainted with happiness, but each one, to some extent, has been touched by some kind of pain or suffering. We have all traveled this valley of tears, and each one has his or her wound to tend to.
We may not know each other well, but we could all relate to the hurt each one felt for the loss of a loved one, for the injustice experienced, for the rejection and judgment one has received at one time or the other.
And because of this, we each have the capacity to reach out to another. We each have the chance to be compassionate, to show mercy, to love.
They who have experienced true sorrow are the ones who can best comfort those who mourn. They who have felt the most pain are the ones who can best assist those who struggle with anguish.
All is not yet lost then.
And even in this fallen world, there may yet be a light for us all. We need only to see that our neighbors are not so different from us after all. We are not alone, and we can let others feel that they too, have someone to lean on to.