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jeremyhulsey
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 Hast Thou No Scar?

HAST THOU NO SCAR?

Hast thou no scar?
No hidden scar on foot, or side, or hand?
I hear thee sung as mighty in the land,
I hear them hail thy bright ascendant star,
Hast thou no scar?

Hast thou no wound?
Yet, I was wounded by the archers, spent.
Leaned me against the tree to die, and rent
By ravening beasts that compassed me, I swooned:
Hast thou no wound?

No wound? No scar?
Yet, as the Master shall the servant be,
And pierced are the feet that follow Me;
But thine are whole. Can he have followed far
Who has no wound nor scar?

~Amy Carmichael~


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Jeremy Hulsey

 2004/5/26 23:02Profile
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 Re: Hast Thou No Scar?

That is a beautiful poem. She has been one of my favorite Christian heros since childhood.

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 2004/5/27 0:33Profile
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No wound? No scar?
Yet, as the Master shall the servant be,
And pierced are the feet that follow Me;
But thine are whole. Can he have followed far
Who has no wound nor scar?


Thanks brother Jeremy for sharing this great peom. I totally reminds me of what Leonard Ravenhill said: "And there's no room for Him in the inn.
He got a bit older, there was no room in His family, His family turned on Him.
He went to the temple, no room in the temple, the temple turned on Him.
And when He died there was no room to bury Him, He died outside of the city. Well why in God's Name do you expect to be accepted everywhere?
How is it that the world couldn't get on with the holiest Man that ever lived and can get on with you and me? Are we compromised? Are we compromised?"

Surely we must be as Jesus, its just like the cry of Paul the Apostle 'to know the fellowship of his sufferings'

[b]Philippians 3:10-11[/b] - I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.


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 2004/5/27 1:24Profile
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 Re: Hast Thou No Scar?

Profound isn't it? That in all the history of the world's relgions and faiths, our's is the only God with wounds.


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Profound isn't it? That in all the history of the world's relgions and faiths, our's is the only God with wounds.

There are some with theistic sacrifice and rebirth themes, but nothing (that I know of) approaching the deliberate self-humbling and self-sacrifice (entirely inadequate terms) described in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

It struck me, fairly hard, one day: why? Why did He care that much about us? Let alone me individually? I wouldn't have wanted Him, Almighty God of the universe and the most intrinsically worthy being, to go through all that suffering for some rebellious speck like me. I'd rather have just gotten out of His way, stopped bothering Him.

After we fell, why not just scrap the human race and start over? Or, better yet, try something a bit less likely to mess everything up, like some nice obedient robots.

Thankfully, He's got other ideas.

 2004/5/27 4:32Profile
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It struck me, fairly hard, one day: why? Why did He care that much about us? Let alone me individually? I wouldn't have wanted Him, Almighty God of the universe and the most intrinsically worthy being, to go through all that suffering for some rebellious speck like me. I'd rather have just gotten out of His way, stopped bothering Him.



Hi Keith
In the natural, to love someone is to give them a terrible power. The more they are loved the more they can hurt the lover. So too in the spiritual. Calvary is not the only the measure of His hurt, it is the measure of His love. We could not have hurt Him like this if He had not loved us like this.


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"For hadst Thou passionless
Spent easy days, O Christ, known only joy's dear kiss,
Walked on safe sandalled feet
In meadowlands -- Ah, who that ever ran
Naked across the plain,
Scourged by the vehement, bitter rain,
But turning to Thee desperate, would miss
Something in Thee, yea, vital things ? Tears were Thy meat,
A spear-stab Thy caress,
Thou suffering Son of Man."



Amy Carmichael


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