Wounds In Jesus

Wounds in a person can tell a lot about them, whether the wounds are psychological, emotional or physical. While psychological and emotional wounds are evident only through one’s behavior (actions, attitude, and demeanor), physical wounds on the other hand are a little more telling and concrete. When dealing with domestic disturbances police usually encounter wounds of the heart and mind but they only take people to jail for the physical wounds they see. These wounds hold up in court as evidence that something happened. They also give validity to the victim’s claims and provide comprehension and proof of their suffering to others. But there are others, which have wounds, which are hard to see. One might have psychological and emotional wounds without physical wounds. However, physical wounds are never without the wounds of the heart and mind. Wounds paint a picture of past events and of what one has been through. Wounds should never be ignored but studied carefully. Our Lord for example, had many wounds. He suffered the physical wounds of being struck with angry fists and palms of the hands (Matt.26:67-68). He suffered the physical wounds of a painful crown of thorns and of being hit with a reed (Matt.27:29-30). He suffered the physical wounds of being merciless whipped and crucified (Matt.27:26). He suffered the psychological wounds of envy (Matt.27:18), ridicule (Matt.27:31,41), lying (Matt.26:59-60), injustice (Matt.27:22-23), and hatred.  “They hated me without a cause” (John15:25).  He suffered from his own closest circle the emotional wounds of unconcern (Mark15:37), unbelief (John20:25), and desertion (Matt.26:56). The many wounds in Jesus give us a glimpse into what he endured but they do not tell us why. For that God tells us, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Is.53:5). The wounds in Jesus were because of sin in us (Rom.3:23; Heb.2:9). So when you think of Jesus’ wounds and of how he suffered, remember, it was for you!

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