Scars   1 comment


A Tree's ScarLooking outside my office window this morning, my eyes fell upon a tree that is right outside my window.  The side of the tree which is closest to me has a scar from when a larger branch of the tree was removed.  The scar has healed over years ago but it is still very visible.  This led me to think about the scars that we as humans carry.

There is no doubt that life can be very rough at times.  We all have battles which we fight.  Sometimes those battles leave lasting scars upon us.  These scars are at times visible such as a scar left from a cut or injury we have sustained.  Sometimes these scars are not visible.  They are a part of who we are but only we know about them or maybe some intimate friends or family know.  They are scars of our souls, our psyches, or our mental well-being.  These scars can run deeper than even the physical scars that we have obtained.

The thing about scars is that they become a part of our identity.  They never go away and they shape what we look like or how we act.  At times people can recognize us by our scars.  Law enforcement always list scars as one of the identifying features of a suspect.  Our scars tell a part of our stories as humans.

What scars do you carry?  What are the stories behind those scars?  How do those scars impact you?  How are they part of who you have become?

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Posted October 11, 2013 by thoughtfulbeliever in Life

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  1. Good post. Now, all you have to do is write the book (not the Bible, that’s not what I mean) about how we can make those scars go away–get past them. Many have written such books, but the definitive book is yet to be written. So write that book over lunch, get your zillion dollar advance, heal everyone on earth in three easy steps, and go fishing or whatever your dream may be.

    More seriously, I’ve been focused on working for or with a lot of broken and wounded–scarred–people lately, one especially close to me, and have done a lot of thinking about scars. I’m waiting for your book! Right now the stuff that sounds like, life is tough but everything will be better tomorrow and a new door will open and God doesn’t give us more than we can handle and everything happens for a reason, sounds pretty hollow. Everyone needs to face those scars, and at least knowing that they are there and have to be addressed is a good start for a lot of people. Well said!

    On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 10:02 AM, thoughtfulbeliever wrote:

    > ** > thoughtfulbeliever posted: “Looking outside my office window this > morning, my eyes fell upon a tree that is right outside my window. The > side of the tree which is closest to me has a scar from when a larger > branch of the tree was removed. The scar has healed over years ago but it > “

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