Bruises and Scars (Faith Poem)

Why do we hide

Each bruise

And each place

Where we are scarred?

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Are we ashamed?

Do we believe that we are marred?

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Our Heavenly Father

Wants to heal each bruise

And each scar

The ones on the surface

And the ones inside

That we bury on purpose

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Our scars and bruises

Need not define who we are

And they should never

Cause us to be ashamed

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While we heal

We need remember

We can walk confidently

In a love that’s real

The love of our Lord

Even when others

Seem to have no love to give