Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pondering Christ's Healed Wounds

(The following is something older I found in my files but it was good enough that I thought I would share it.)

I recently finished reading the April 2010 Ensign magazine and as I was looking at the front cover, I realized something. The cover was of the apostles looking at the prints in Christ’s hand from His crucifixion. I thought about those marks and I realized just how miraculous they really were.

The nails went all the way through Jesus’s hand and feet. Yet when the apostles saw the resurrected Lord, those gaping holes were healed and only prints remained in the skin. They witnessed that something had happened and they witnessed that the hurt had been healed.

What does this teach us? I think that it shows us how we can be healed from all of our wounds—physical, emotional, spiritual—through Christ’s redeeming power. I expect that the prints of those wounds will remain; after all, nothing can erase that those things happened. But the wounds will be healed.

Here’s another picture that I found related to this idea. (It’s almost disgusting how amazingly wonderful it is.)

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Jocelyn Christensen said...

This is so great. I appreciate your insights on the wounds and the healing. I love the last photo/artwork you shared. That's a memorable one...

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know, I blogged about your Isaiah for Teenagers book. I'm looking forward to studying it! How awesome!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Oops! Here's the link:

Michaela Stephens said...

Thanks, Jocelyn!

Millie said...

Just found your blog through jocelyn hatch. I really like your blog and as I continue to read your posts, I am seriously thinking of adding you to my blogroll.

This recent post makes me think of our own lives and how we should try to believe without doubting. Faith is the essentiall core of our testimony in the gospel..,but I often think on how many people even in our church seem to fall away from seeking it. I feel the world is so involved in the technology and how to keep up with the Jones' that they never stop to absorb nor question the entire purpose of the atonement surrounded by faith. That is a prayful though that is often on top of my list. Thank you for this wonderful post and I look forward to more.

Michaela Stephens said...

Thanks, Millie!

Oh, your vegan cooking website looks delish!