By His Wounds

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Journey Community Church Blog

Did you ever have a bike wreck when you were a kid? Do you remember the scrapes and cuts, with rocks and dirt ground into the skin? You hobbled inside, trying to be brave. Your mom hugged you and told you it was going to be okay. Then she proceeded to clean it out with soap and water, digging out the gravel. (Maybe she used some kind of antiseptic like my grandma did; it stunk and stung and turned everything bright red.) Then she put on some ointment and a bandage and sent you out the door to hop back on the bike.

What would have happened if that scrape was ignored? What if you slapped a band-aid over the dirt and grime? Chances are it would have gotten infected. In the worst case scenario, an infection can cause a lot of damage, resulting in illness or even requiring surgery…

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