Scars & Blueberry Cream Cheese Toast

Luke 24:21 (erv)

We were hoping that he would be the one to free Israel. But then all this happened. “And now something else: It has been three days since he was killed,

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Today’s devotional is featuring another favorite worship song, and this one has been newly added to my roster. I heard this song for the first time a few weeks ago, and it was one of those times that I immediately felt connected to the words. I didn’t need to think about them or ponder what the artist was trying to say, the message was clear.

However, I did spend some time afterward thinking more about the topic, and it lead me to really reflect on the death of Jesus, and what a blessing it is. It sounds crazy, really, to think of Someone’s brutal death as a positive, but my goodness, as a Christian, you know just how incredible that terrible day really is.

But it probably didn’t feel that way in the moment, or the hours and days that followed. A lot of hard things in life feel that way, don’t they? The minutes filled with fear, disappointment, and grief seem like they’ll go on forever, and their purpose for our pain is completely hidden from us. But from those incredibly awful times, something beautiful is born.

That’s what todays song lyrics represent – the blessings that come from scars; ours and Jesus’. Below, you’ll find the lyrics to the song “Scars” by I Am They.

Waking up to a new sunrise
Looking back from the other side
I can see now with open eyes
Darkest water and deepest pain
I wouldn’t trade it for anything
‘Cause my brokenness brought me to You
And these wounds are a story You’ll use

So I’m thankful for the scars
‘Cause without them I wouldn’t know Your heart
And I know they’ll always tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful for the scars

Now I’m standing in confidence
With the strength of Your faithfulness
And I’m not who I was before
No, I don’t have to fear anymore

So I’m thankful for the scars
‘Cause without them I wouldn’t know Your heart
And I know they’ll always tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful for the scars

I can see, I can see
How You delivered me
In Your hands, In Your feet
I found my victory
I can see, I can see
How You delivered me
In Your hands, In Your feet
I found my victory

I’m thankful for Your scars
‘Cause without them I wouldn’t know Your heart
And with my life I’ll tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful

I’m thankful for the scars
’Cause without them I wouldn’t know Your heart
And I know they’ll always tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful for the scars
So forever I am thankful for the scars

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Do you have any scars that you’re thankful for? Looking back on the wounds that are now healed, are you able to see the blessings that came from them?

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Spend today worshipping Jesus for His scars and what they mean for you.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Toast

15 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

Serves 1 Piece of Toast

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Ingredients

  • 1 slice thick bread
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • Blueberry Jam
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey/syrup

Instructions

  1. Put blueberries and honey/syrup in a saucepan
  2. Heat over medium-high heat and stir consistently until berries begin to break down and liquify
  3. Lower heat to medium and continue to stir until it becomes mostly liquid
  4. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to simmer
  5. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring every few minutes
  6. Toast bread to desired level and spread cream cheese across the top
  7. Spoon jam onto the top
  8. Store leftover jam in an airtight container in the refrigerator
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