Real Life - August 9, 2019

08.09.19 | Lakeland Times Article | by Steve Rowe

Real Life - August 9, 2019

    Real Life -- Lakeland Times -- August 9, 2019

    Real Life with Pastor Steve

    August 9, 2019

    Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had healed. ~ Benjamin Alire Saenz, Award winning poet and children’s author

     Scars come in many shapes and sizes.  Many are external… some are internal. Some from choices in our childhood. Some from choices made by others.  How many of you still have a scar from chicken-pox, just because you could not resist scratching them?  Or from crashing your bike?  Athletics? Surgery? War? How about the internal, emotional scars left behind by people who have hurt us, wounded us, or from some kind of loss? Scars are real. But without a scar… the wound would still be open.  A scar is the body’s natural way to bring wholeness to what happened.  But it is also a reminder.  Those events that caused those scars are reminders that we live in a broken world. A world where God Himself, through Jesus, received His own scars.  And He did so to one day set all things right… to bring wholeness to what has happened. And He begins with our hearts now. Rest assured, we should not be thankful for the events that brought about such pain.  However, we can be thankful for the scars, because they are proof that traumatic events should not stop us or define us. They are proof that open wounds are not the end. Would you allow His scars to give meaning to yours, and mend your brokenness?  And that’s … real life. ~ Pastor Steve Rowe – Eaglebrook Church

    Eaglebrook Church
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