Witnessing From Our Wounds

"Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to the kind and gentle but also to the overbearing. For one is approved if, mindful of God, he endures pain while suffering unjustly… For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. He committed no sin; no guile was found on his lips. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he trusted to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls." 1

Meet Me In the Wounds

Meet Me in the wounds of your heart:
Leave the door open when you fall.
Though pain and sin drive us apart,
I am beside you through it all.

Meet Me in the wounds of your mind:
Cast on Me your worry and fright.
Though your perceptions make you blind,
I am the Truth -- I'll heal your sight.

Meet Me in the wounds of your day:
Submit in your trials for Me.
Though your burdens heavily weigh;
I'll carry them to set you free.

Meet Me in the wounds of the storm:
Cling to Me as the crises rage;
Though thousands fall to Satan's harm,
I'll shelter you at ev'ry stage.

For in your wounds I am revealed:
Though you're burdened with guilt and shame.
No lamb is lost; no fate is sealed:
It's for the sinner that I came.

Jesus, I'm here, a wounded soul;
Have mercy, Lord, and make me whole.

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. 1 Peter 2: 18,19,21-25