change my bandages…

March 1, 2010

I have a new perspective on going to church.  I am going to start thinking of it as going in to change my bandages.  something that I don’t really want to do, but something that will be benefit me in the long run.  I start dragging my feet and looking for excuses not to go saturday evening.  I know it will hurt to have my wounds exposed once again.  there’s going to be that moment when the bandage has to be ripped off… when the wound must be cleaned…  like when the really pregnant lady sits in front of me or when the newborn behind me starts to make those brand new, tiny baby sounds.  I’m probably going to cry…  then there is the whole face to face, heart to heart with the Head Physician who was there from the begining.  He knew when I was pregnant, He knew when things started to not look so good, He was there when luke drew in those few breaths… and He was right there when they came back to tell me that luke hadn’t made it… he was just to little.  I wanted this Great Physician to heal luke.  I wanted Him to fix it all.

  He didn’t.

  and yet I still turn to Him to help me with the continued healing from this trauma.  I go to Him to apply the healing balm of his grace and put new bandages on my heart to help carry me through the next week or so.  somewhere in the worship and teaching, He covers my wounds anew.  it isn’t near as noticeable when the salve and new bandages are being put on as when they get taken off, but now, a day later, I feel okay again.  I’m happy to have fresh coverings for the deep wounds in my life.  I pray that one  of these days the bandages will need changed less often.

He knows all about wounds. He has suffered the greatest wounds of all.  and it is only because of His wounds that I am able to seek comfort from God Almighty.

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.   Isaiah  53:5


One Response to “change my bandages…”

  1. Renee said

    As a nurse, what an awesome analogy!

    You are right, the bandages eventually will be needed to be changed less often- some wounds just heal more slowly than others… it is very important to change them when needed…

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