Scars come in all shapes and sizes. At times, we have physical scars left from an accident or surgery. We also find emotional scars left from the pain of loss, hurt, or embarrassment.
What do our scars relate about our past? How have they shaped who we are in the present? Do they play a role in the direction of our future?
David Rossi says, “Scars show us where we have been; they do not dictate where we are going.”
The influences that leave emotional scars in life have a profound affect on where we are in the present. Any area of life that introduces pain, hurt, or embarrassment often alters our view of the world around us.
However, these moments must not dictate the direction of our future. As spiritual leaders, we have a responsibility to ensure a better future for those we lead. The people of God form a family that provides a refuge for those who hurt from the pain of the past or present. We have an opportunity to make a difference where it matters most. Think about the scars of Jesus. Think Souls.