Monday, 19 February 2007

"No Scar?" Amy Carmichael on love and pain

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 ascendent star
Hast thou no scar?

Hast thou no wound?
Yet I was wounded by the archers, spent,
Leaned me against a tree to die; and rent
By ravening beasts that encompassed 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 nor wound nor scar?

Amy Carmichael,

1 comment:

Bill said...

I have been reading a devotional book, "Seasons of Life" by Chuck Swindoll and just last week, his devotion quoted "No Scar" by Amy Carmichael. She was a remarkable woman with a huge heart for God. He made her a blessing to many. Isn't God good.