I just saw something in the Resurrection story that I've never noticed before. I don't know how I've missed this my entire life, but I did. Jesus died a horrible, brutal death on the cross. And then He was divinely and supernaturally raised from the dead.
He received the ultimate healing.
All of His organs and bodily systems were revived. Though His heart hadn't beaten for three days, it sprang to life again.
He was fully restored. Completely whole. Totally healthy.
But His scars remained.
Jesus certainly didn't need to bear scars. The power of God that raised Him from the dead could have easily removed the visible evidence of what had killed Him.
So there must be a reason He chose to keep His scars.
I don't presume to know what that reason is.
But I can't help but wonder.
Maybe He kept His scars so I would know it's okay that I still have mine.