Friday, November 18, 2011

Scars Of Life

Do you keep any scar from the past? How do you handle your scar?

Scars can be a result of being wounded from any unforeseen situation or activity. This type of scar can vanish with the passing years. How soon depends on how we take extra efforts to get rid of them. Some light scars can be removed by ordinary creams or ointments, some fades naturally and some require laser treatments or cosmetic surgery. Nobody likes to keep a scar as it is very unsightly to have one.

But how about those scars brought about by our painful experiences, broken relationships and unexpected failures in life? How do we handle them? Do we normally lament over them in the passing years, do we keep ourselves slaves of the past and let those people who hurt us remained victorious, or do we allow our life to stop from spinning round the clock and stop dreaming and living because of the past?

But do you ever realized that having scar connotes a positive meaning? Before you disagree, let me share you the following story.....

Some years ago on a hot summer day in South Florida, a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out the back door, leaving behind shoes, socks, and shirt. He flew into the water, not realizing that as he swam toward the middle of the lake, an alligator was swimming toward the shore. His father working in the yard saw the two as they got closer and closer together. In utter fear, he ran toward the water, yelling to his son as loudly as he could. Hearing his voice, the little boy became alarmed and made a U-turn to swim to his father. It was too late. Just as he reached his father, the alligator reached him. From the dock, the father grabbed his little boy by the arms just as the alligator snatched his legs. That began an incredible tug-of-war between the two. The alligator was much stronger than the father, but the father was much too passionate to let go. A farmer happened to drive by, heard his screams, raced from his truck, took aim and shot the alligator.

Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in the hospital, the little boy survived. His legs were extremely scarred by the vicious attack of the animal. And, on his arms, were deep scratches where his father's fingernails dug into his flesh in his
effort to hang on to the son he loved.

The newspaper reporter who interviewed the boy after the trauma, asked if he would show him his scars. The boy lifted his pant legs. And then, with obvious pride, he said to the reporter, "But look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms, too. I have them because my dad wouldn't let go."

Now....pause and reflect!

You and I can identify with that little boy. We have scars, too. Not from an alligator, but the scars of a painful past. Some of those scars are unsightly and have caused us deep regret. But, some wounds, are because God has refused to let go. In the midst of your struggle, He's been there holding on to you.


The Scripture teaches that God loves US. We are children of God. He wants to protect us every step of the way. But sometimes we foolishly wade into dangerous situations, not knowing what lies ahead. The swimming hole of life is filled with perils and we forget that the enemy is often waiting to attack. That's when the tug-of-war begins - and if we have the scars of His love on our arms, this is something to be happy about.

For God will never let you go.....

The next time you get a scar...... think again!

That happens because God loves you!



  1. Another inspiring story from you ate Kriz! Thank you for reminding me that sometimes, I get scars because God loves me! Yes, you're also right when you said na scars can give positive meanings. :)

  2. A very inspiring story. Indeed we all have scars - proof that we need to learn lessons in our present life...

  3. Thank you very much for sharing such an inspiring story sis. I am so touched by how God protected us every step of the way.

    Scars in our lives are just signs that God is holding on to us no matter what.

    Medyo emotional ako ngayon kasi Bella will be having her first bday tomorrow pero ang taas ng lagnat nya ngayon simula pa kaninang umaga.

    I am praying and discerning what could be God's message to us. Please help us pray for Bella's fast recovery. I want her to enjoy her special day tomorrow.

    Thank you very much for your love and support. It matters a lot. God bless sis!

  4. @ Algene, you're welcome Gene! Get inspired and be motivated. Not all scars are bad scars... :)

    @ Jun, thanks Jun. You're right...scars represent lessons that we've learned from the past.

    @ Rovie, Sis...I'm so sorry to hear about Bella's condition. I know how excited you are for her 1st bday celebration. I hope everything will be fine by tomorrow. Will utter a short prayer for her tonight. God Bless Sis....

  5. This is a moving post, Krizz. Thanks for the wonderful share once more.

    Humans tend to dwell on the negatives. Pero may mga tao talagang positive ang outlooks in life. Despite the unsightly scars, iba ng tingin don sa sugat na nailikha. Like when we get broken down into pieces and we get scarred by the emotional pains and struggles, mas dapat tingnan natin yong epekto non satin. WE become stronger and better persons for every pains we encounter. Despite the ugly scar brought about by the sad experiences, let us dwell more on the positive lessons it gave us.

    May you enjoy your weekend in grand style, Krizz. Di ka ba aattend ng bday party ni Bella? Diba invited tayong mga blogging Titas? ;-)

  6. that was very beautiful, i cried when i read it.. yes, we should never EVER forget that the Lord is always trying to pull us through all difficult situations and when everyone else has let go already, he never does and he never will..

    by the way, do you mind checking out on Mother's Earrings?

  7. i have a lot of battle scars in life, but thank God for His faithfulness, that He never let go of me :) thanks for this very good share, krizza. very inspirational and touching.

  8. @ Lainy, very well said Lainz! Dealing with pains is by far one of the most difficult things to bear in this life. But somehow, pains push us to be stronger and this allows us to deal with future situations more intelligently.

    Have a great week end! :)

  9. @ Kim, thank you Kim! I'm glad that you did like the story and the lesson it brings. I'll take time to visit u dear! :)

    @ KM, Thanks KM and you did surprised me by your sudden "appearing act" (lol). God will really never let go of you. You're such one special person. :) Misses you.


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