Click here for accompanying presentation on Scars, this should be used as the Main Feature.
Scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after an injury. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process. Do you bear any scars? Are you ashamed of your scars, or do you love them?
Most importantly, how do you think Jesus feels about our scars? I want to let you know that as bruised, battered and full of scars that you are Jesus loves you with an everlasting love. I can also assure you that Jesus was also beaten, bruised and pierced, and he still bears all the scars from dying on the cross for you and me.
Scripture Reading and Prayer
Isaiah 53:5: But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging, we are healed.
‘For I will restore you to health And I will heal you of your wounds,’ declares the Lord, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.’
Have someone briefly share the story behind a scar that they have.
*Click here for accompanying PowerPoint Presentation on Scars*
Ask the pastor or prayer coordinator to pray for healing over the scars in our lives, that it may bring healing about the body physically and spiritually. Pray that God knows about our deepest scars, and by his stripes, persons are healed.