Every day an untold number of hearts are wounded around the world. Sometimes it happens two or three at a time. Sometimes it happens two or three thousand at a time. And yes, it even happens two or three million at a time!
There is much danger in a wounded heart. It’s a wound that causes sobriety and stupor to collide head on with one another.
Wounded hearts remind us of our frailty, our humanity and mortality. Generational wars can be fought because of one wounded heart, and one wounded heart can solve generational wars.
Wounded hearts compel us to find an answer and solution; both of which depend upon the depth of the wound and the health of the heart that’s suffering.
Even God’s people have never been immune to wounded hearts – we suffer alongside the worldly hearted.
My heart hurts because so many hearts have been wounded on this day, yet I know that my hurt is nothing compared to theirs.
So why bother with trying to be healed if it will only happen time and time again?
Because there is a heart that was wounded by us all and yet that very heart still offers to heal our wounds that were not caused by him!
“But it was for our sins he was wounded, and for our evil doings he was crushed: he took the punishment by which we have peace, and by his wounds we are made well.” (Isaiah 53:3 – BBE)