Ryan’s Miracle Watch 3/3/20

SCAR   noun:   a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

As many of you know, a couple of months before Ryan’s incident (back in 2010), I cut my leg in half with a chainsaw. This misstep on my part could have cost me my life. According to the doctor that stitched me up, my survival was “nothing short of a miracle”. The chain should have cut my tendon and femoral artery on it’s way to taking a chip out of my bone. But instead, God chose to protect and spare me.

The scar on my leg is a constant reminder of that day’s miracle; of God’s mercy and grace. And, I’m grateful for it’s existence, because whenever I question whether or not God is involved in my life, I need only to look at it to remove any doubt. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have this visible scar. There are other scars which also conjure up memories of God’s favour in my life…including scars not seen with the naked eye. I’m talking about spiritual scars, and I think you know what I mean by that. You might call them defining moments. I have many, but will save them for another day…

It’s obvious I’m just scratching the surface here with my tiny story. There are probably a hundred thousand or more intelligently written books on the topic. I simply want to encourage you to look at the scars in your life that, when you really examine them, remind you of God’s mercy and grace in your life.

Not that Ryan is a scar, but he is a daily reminder for me…


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