Day 32: Scars on My Head, I'm the Boy Who Lived
Theme: Healing the Wounds of the Broken Hearted
Passage for April 1st: 1 Corinthians 15:21-26
Bars from “Finish Line/ Drown”
Scars on my head, I'm the boy who lived
The boy love playing when the boy too sick
Reclining on a prayer, I'm declining to help
I've been lying to my body can't rely on myself oh no
Today “Bars” make reference to one of my favorite stories, Harry Potter. I am presently reading it to my kids. I loved it so much that I was one of the people that was waiting in line for the final Harry Potter book. My mother had knit my brother and me “House Scarfs” based on the houses internet tests had told us that we were in. My brother, in his Ravenclaw Scarf and I, in my Gryffindor colors, waited up late, bought our books and tore into them as soon as we got home. With out giving to much away, I remember the Biblical Studies student in me having a minor conniption when I read the scene where Harry went to his parents grave site. Under their names on the graves stone was a quote from 1 Corinthians 15:26, “The last enemy to be destroyed is death.”
Death is often trying to creep in on us. We can feel it in many ways. When we are wounded by the words of someone we trust. When we twist our an ankle on we run. When we a catch the flu and our body seems to revolt against us. Or when we simply wake up one day realizing that we are not as young as we once were, as our bodies ache in new and creative ways. Like Harry, our shield from death is the self sacrificial of love given on our behalf by the one who loves us and gave his life for us. But also like Harry, this doesn’t mean we our life is devoid of conflict. But actually quite the opposite, This love set us on an adventure where we must learn to rely on the love that saved us.
This same love that is our protection is the power that will help us persevere through any wound that has been inflicted on us. It will also forgive us when we inflict wounds on others as we seek to make amends. It will bind these wounds. But like all wounds they leave scars to remind us in the ways that we have been healed. Let us give thanks to the one who is healing us. The one we can rely.
Here are the thoughts I am contemplating today: How is death being up rooted in your life? Even though you may still be in the process of healing, how is this showing that Jesus is beginning to rule in your life and making you a new creation?
Mediation: Galatians 2:20-21
Read the mediation passage today a few times through. As you read is there a passage or a word the sticks out to you. Meditate on that phrase allowing the Lord to speak to you as you color. What is he saying? Today is the last day of this weeks theme. Take a moment and ask the Lord what He wants you to take away from this weeks meditations. Take a moment and write them down. If you are feeling up to it, tag it with #mycoloringbookforhisgreatness so we can all follow along.