The Upper Room Devotional for 6th February 2023

The Upper Room Devotional for 6th February 2023

The Upper Room Devotional for 6th February 2023

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Today’s Topic: Healing Work
Larry Scanlan (Maryland, USA)

Revelation 21:1-5

That which cannot be healed on earth will be forever healed in heaven.

The Upper Room Devotional for 6th February 2023

Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. – Philippians 3:20-21 (NIV)

In 2020, I had basal cancer cells surgically removed from my face. To shrink and flatten the visible scar, I had to massage it several times a day. I also had to wear a medical silicone sheet over the scar for 23 hours a day. In other words, removing the scar required effort from me.

This experience led me to think about the varied scars we have in our lives. Some scars are visible, but most I believe are not — scars from abandonment, abuse, regrets from poor choices, or disobedience to God’s word. I’m thankful for doctors who can remove bad cells or counselors who can help us uncover pain deep inside us. But I am most thankful that our Lord has already done the work of healing scars of spiritual separation. I can’t work hard or long enough to heal myself or to earn my way into God’s presence. Jesus, thankfully, did that work on the cross, offering forgiveness for our sins and healing our scars.

Some scars will always be part of us. But God promises that those who love and believe in Christ will receive a new body in heaven — where our scars, be they visible or invisible, will be no more (see Rev. 21:4). What an amazing promise!

Dear Lord, help us cast our cares and fears on you. We trust you to sustain us until the day we are in your eternal presence. Amen.

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