Have you ever noticed that many times in order to be healed physically, we must endure some pain?
Sometimes we have to have our skin PIERCED by needles.
Sometimes we must endure being CUT open with a scalpel.
How many times have you noticed an itch or irritation as a cut or sore heals?
Medicines can taste unpleasant.
Pills can be hard to swallow.
Most prescriptions have some uncomfortable side effects.
Even emotionally as we process the pain of disappointments and losses in our lives, we endure some emotional and psychological pain.
Yes, time heals wounds, but as we heal…we endure pain.
If we think about it, it’s only fair because Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, endured such great pain for us.
But Hewaswounded for our transgressions,
He wasbruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peacewasupon Him,
AND BY HIS STRIPES…
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