The only scars in Heaven …

But Jesus stands with us  February 5, 2022

John 20:24-28 One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.” Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.

A surprising thing happened as Dave and I listened to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in E minor this morning, as we always do on February 5th. I lit several candles, thinking not only of Karis but of Mary and so many other beloved friends who joined the company of Heaven this last year. The flame of one of the candles danced wildly the entire time, while the other flames held steady. I wish you could have seen it! What a gift, bringing smiles to our lips and joy to our hearts.

We also listened to “The Only Scars in Heaven” by Casting Crowns, a wonderful tribute to the One who bore our sin and our sorrow so we could be healed. The lyrics are there, but I suggest the second time you close your eyes and imagine the joy and peace our loved ones enjoy in his presence.

One day we too will dance and celebrate with them. No more tears. No more sorrow.

She’s free now. Hallelujah!

6 thoughts on “The only scars in Heaven …

  1. …and He will wipe every tear from their eyes…and there will be no more death, or mourning, or crying or pain…💗 In the meantime, and always, there is Love 💗♥️💗 Sending lots of love to you all today 💗♥️💗

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  2. Here’s what I wrote as part of my devotional after listening to “The Only Scars in Heaven”.
    “What a song! Karis without scars. Dancing and free, joy and life spilling out of her. And someday not too long from now, Deb dancing and free, joy and life spilling out of her. The two of them together! And that spreading out to Val and Rae and April and all us spouses and our grandchildren… and in concentric circles, more and more dancing and free, joy and life spilling out of all of us.

    And in some mysterious way, each of us dancing with others, but dancing most of all with Jesus, the Lord of the Dance.

    Lord, may I dance with You today. In every moment.”

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  3. Good morning, Deb and Dave!

    Diane and I just listened to the music you referred to in your blog post. Thinking of you all today and remembering Karis with great affection.

    Love, Dan

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