Recently we have been talking about letting God heal old scars in our lives in the mom’s group I’m in at church. We have discussed how most people don ‘t even notice that you have any scars or that many have gone below the surface of your skin.
This discussion reminded me of the scar JDaniel has on his forehead.
Last Halloween JDaniel tripped and fell into a coffee table at a friends house during a playgroup Halloween party. We had to rush to the hospital so he could get internal and external stitches. (I wrote about it on a guest post I wrote for Mom of a Monster and Twins.)
When we got home, he looked like Frankenstein for a few days. The external stitches stood out on his head.
Over time the external stitches dissolved and wore away. There was still a scar there and we don’t know if it will ever really go away.
Internally we can’t see the stitches or the scarring . We can feel the scar tissue that formed above them. It is like a ridge right below the surface.
We are supposed to massage it and try to break down the scar tissue two times a day for fifteen minutes each time. JDaniel hates it when I massage it . He does a better of tolerating it when my husband does it.
I am so glad he lets someone massage the scar tissue. We really don’t want him to keep it. Although it may be that no one never notices the scar tissue, we will know that it is there and that we at least tried to make it go away.
Mental, spiritual, and emotional scar tissue behaves in the much the same way that JDaniel’s physical scar tissue has. It forms calluses that can create very real scaring on our heart and minds.
I carried into adulthood calluses caused by the scars of my parents divorce and several other things from childhood.
I am going to be honest with you I am just like JDaniel is when I am trying to massage his scar tissue. I tried to avoid it, limit the time I allow for it to be broken down, and fussed at God for making me finally deal with.
Being challenged to hand over something old that you have been come used to is hard but, I am so glad that much of the scar tissue has been broken down and the areas under those old calluses has been allowed to heal.
Do you have calluses you need to have massaged by God? Are you ready to hand them over to him?
This post is linked to Mrs. Matlock’s Alphabe Thursday.