#1254 – We Are Free

Good morning people no longer bound by the past

(By David McCracken)

We have been sharing on the difference between an unhealed wound and a redemptive scar.

Some days ago, I shared our original scripture.

Job 24:12 (NKJV) The dying groan in the city, and the souls of the wounded cry out; yet God does not charge them with wrong.

We are all born with the power of influence, not one of us lives in isolation. Every day we touch the lives of others and touch them with either the stench of an unhealed wound or the fragrance of a redemptive scar.

In Job 24:12, God makes it clear that in every city (or, of course, every community, urban or rural) there are those who cry out and their cry is heard by God. He is not talking of those who in their defiance and sin have alienated themselves from the potential of His grace. He is talking of those who have been wounded and yet against whom He brings no accusation. “He does not charge them with wrong”.

They will fall into two categories:

Those who are the victims of abuse or betrayal of another. They are wounded but without fault.

Those whose wound is the result of their own sin and failure but have sought His forgiveness and mercy. They now are forgiven and partakers of His grace, but their own reliving of their defeat keeps that wound open: their woundedness is one of an anguish of soul.

But friends, regardless of the original cause, God brings no charge of wrong.

The commission that God now brings to each of us is to bring hope and healing to these ones who cry out.

What a privilege! To be the carriers of His grace and love, instruments of His redemption.

I rejoice in God’s redemptive grace.

(Today’s BIY written by David McCracken)