I recently read the story of a young boy who was fearful of being picked on because of a scar on the side of his head. The scar itself was the result of a brain surgery he needed. Seeing his son’s worry, the boy’s father decided to get a tattoo on his own head that looked exactly like his son’s scar. It was his way of reassuring his son how much he loved him.
What a loving father! And what a display of compassion! The act itself reminds us of an even greater act of compassionate love, that of Jesus taking upon himself our scaring sin and dying our death so that we might be freed from sin and death. Second Corinthians 5:21 reminds us, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
This week, be reminded you have a compassionate Savior who loves you beyond what you could comprehend. Especially if there’s something worrying you, look—by faith—to the scars on the hands and feet of Jesus, and rest in his love.