Whether your mother or father abandoned, belittled, raped, hit, ignored or failed to protect you when you were small, the result is the same. A gaping bloody hole in your heart and soul that never heals. A wound where the love and safety should have been. A grief we never recover from. Well-loved people don’t see it, rarely understand our pain.
Jesus does. To me, THAT is what the TRANSFIGURATION was meant to show His beloved followers. How they would be FOREVER….not the scared, sad, mad wounded soul they are NOW.
Matthew 17: 1:
“Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.”
They didn’t understand. Jesus even told them not to tell anyone about it. But after His death they knew. Then, when they saw Him on the road after His resurrection they began to understand. Finally, He walked through a wall to join them at a meal and showed Thomas his scars—still there!—and they knew forever.
The Bible SHOWS us that even HIS wounds are still there. But the mountaintop blaze of glory shows us they will be BETTER than “healed.” They will be an eternal glory.
Since scripture is plain that we have been crucified WITH Him, our wounds will be there too. But once we are His, whether we are crybabies, rebels, or addicts, we are IN Him FOREVER, wounds and all. Safe. Beloved. WHITE in a blaze of light and glory just like Him!
No, doesn’t make THIS life easier to live. But tells us the “why” and gives us the hope. Our wounds are something we share with Him in glory. And He promises to NEVER reject us. No matter what.
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I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in. Psalm 27:10
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. John 6:27