Monday, January 24, 2011

Permanent Scars

Do you think Jesus bore the scars of torture only on his hands and in his side? We're told he was beaten so severely he was barely recognizable as a human being.

I am not at all surprised that the two followers walking along the road to Emmaus failed to recognize him for a long while. Surely he was greatly changed.

While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. - Luke 24:15-16

. . . his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,
and his form beyond that of the children of mankind . . . - Isaiah 52:14

See also the story of Dallas Wiens.

P.S. This is my first blog post since I joined a new reading plan. Check out Life Journal plan (second on the YouVersion list). Today's reading was Exodus 9-11 and Luke 24. That's a bit more reading than what I'm used to, but only takes 15-17 minutes a day. Plus, the Life Journal community page is a wonderful way for like minds to share notes.

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