Well no… He doesn’t…just wanted to catch your attention to read my blog….but He does have marks on His body and they are called scars. I have many scars on my body from injuries and surgeries…but that’s not how Jesus got His.
1 Peter 2:4 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.
Here the scriptures says that Jesus had wounds…..some of these wounds were:
John 20:20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
He not only has wounds in His hands and side….but when you think of the brutality of His beatings and torture…. He had to have had scars from the crown of thorns being pushed down on His head and from being battering about His head and face.
He was whipped and the kind of whippings they did in those days was very brutal…so He had to have had very deep scars from this kind of torture.
His feet were nailed to the cross. (Luke 24:40) so there were scars there.
Yes Jesus had lots of marks and in the book of Revelations these marks and scars will not be forgotten. Why are Jesus, marks, wounds and scars so important to us humans? ……..They were necessary for our salvation!!!!! Which is being saved!!….Saved from a life of separation from a Holy God…Saved from an eternity in hell… Saved from God’s wrath because of our original sin. Jesus did this for me…Jesus did this for you and He did this for anybody who would believe in Him and repent of their sins and follow Him. This is a free gift given to us by God by faith.
The first time I heard about you was in my Sunday school class. We sang songs about you. As I got older I learned about you dying just for me on a cross. I was always very sad when our church observed Good Friday. When I got older and learned the reason for good Friday… I was very glad for the sacrifice you made for me.
Over the years I have grown to love you more and more as the security in knowing I’m going to heaven became more real to me. I’m also glad about the cross because I can worship and talk to God on an intimate one on one level and because of the Holy Spirit you promised will come….I can worship God in spirit and in truth. Because of your sacrifice…I’m no longer an enemy of God….in fact I’m His friend. Jesus….you have done so much for me and I dedicate my whole life to you.
Jesus If you were here on earth I would buy you a Louis Vuitton man purse, a Rolls Royce, a mansion, a yacht( I know you like to fish), a private plane, a Gucci Suit and a diamond ring…if I had the money. But knowing you the way I do….you would just tell me to give my money away and just follow you. So Jesus…that’s what I’m doing. Not the money thing ( I don’t have million or close to it.) but following you. Jesus….I want to be just like you. Oh….I so looking forward to that mansion you’ve prepared for me. I know you’ve also prepared a table for me which I hope has all my favorite foods. If not… I know I’ll be satisfied just being with you and our Father.
Jesus….did I tell you how much I love you? I know….I say it a lot. That’s because I know how much you love me….you’ve got the scars to prove it. Thank you so much Jesus.
See you soon,
Message for today: No Jesus does not have tattoos….but bares the scars of love and eternal life for all who believe in Him.