A scar of beauty sounds like a contradiction. How can a scar be beautiful? We think of scars as just the opposite: ugly, painful, something we’d rather forget, we’d like to hide, don’t let anyone see it. But only God, the Great Physician, can take that ugly wound – a bitter divorce, a painful loss, an unexpected illness – and somehow turn it into something beautiful.
We didn’t deserve the mercy, we didn’t see how it could work out, the odds were against us, but God not only brought us through, He turned it into a scar of beauty. Now, when we look at it, we’re grateful.
We don’t remember the pain; we don’t remember the hurt. We remember the goodness of God!