Tuesday, September 28, 2010

healed by a wound

1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
By definition a wound is: an injury, usually involving division of tissue... due to external violence or some mechanical agency rather than disease.
Healed by a wound...how remarkable.  We think of wounds as the opposite of health...they are a loss of health...an intentional harm done by people to other people.  In a sense, mankind has been "wounding" God since our time in Eden.  Isn't it remarkable that the greatest healing ever received came through the greatest wound ever endured?  Just as sin is the opposite of God's desire for the, nature of our lives, so a wound is the opposite of the health He intends.  The only perfect man would have to die so that all the imperfect men might live.  We were dead....we are now alive.  We have been living in the negative of the picture and become accustomed to it.  We need to see the negative reversed and this has been done by the most negative of actions.  It took a wound to make us whole.
Rob Smith

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