#1253 – Grace Dispenser

Good morning people who are forgiven

(By David McCracken)

Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

Friends, a wound or a scar: which one do you carry?

Wounds are the source of torment and are vulnerable to disease.

Scars are the source of compassion and a vehicle of healing.

Wounds produce condemnation and defeat.

Scars produce hope and inspiration.

Wounds when touched contaminate and infect others with disease.

Scars when touched bring a revelation of mercy and the promise of a new beginning.

No one is exempt from the wounds of life, it is the choice of what we do with that wound: resent it or bring it to the cross of God’s redemptive touch.

We have to realise the power of forgiveness – our forgiveness of others, and accepting God’s forgiveness of ourselves.

Forgiveness is the healing balm that disinfects the wound.

I urge you today to reach out and receive His love and forgiveness and from a position of renewed wholeness, minister that grace to those who may have offended you. By so doing, you represent Christ and minister on His behalf.

I rejoice in God’s redemptive grace.

(Today’s BIY written by David McCracken)