Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Feb 8, 2009
CLEANING UP OUR WOUNDS
Moira, Stephen and I love watching ‘Casualty’ on BBC1. We were catching up on an old episode this week, so please turn away if you’re squeamish! (But I won’t show you my scars!) A lady had an open wound in her foot. As the nurse rolled back her thick socks to reveal the
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 4, 2005
Stop the Bleeding But Heal the Wound! (10.07.05--Beginning Again!--Genesis 16:7-10)
There is one good rule for starting over. If something’s broken, don’t try to fix it with anything less than your best effort. The odds are that the more you try to “band-aid” things, the longer it will take for
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
SIN AND BULLET WOUNDS
James Garfield was a lay preacher and principal of his denominational college. They say he was ambidextrous and could simultaneously write Greek, with one hand and Latin with the other.
In l880, he was elected president of the United States, but after only six months in
Contributed by Ryan Yandris on Mar 8, 2003
ORPHANED GIRL AND WOUNDED MOTHER
One day a little orphan girl who was about 5 years old had a visitor. The Nurse had pre warned the child that this wasn’t just any visitor. It was a lady who had severely crippled her back and her hands were withered. Her whole body was scared with deep wounds
Contributed by Bill Lobbs on Nov 4, 2000
There are six varieties of wounds that a person can receive in their body.
Abrasive wound - Where the skin is scraped off. This can result from stumbling or by carrying a rough object or by a glancing blow
Confused wound - caused by a heavy blow.
Incised wound - produced by a knife or spear or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 3, 2002
MORTALLY WOUNDED- COMMUNION MEDITATION
"On the 19th of November 1967, in the vicinity of Dak To, Viet Nam Chaplain Charlie Waters was moving with one of the companies of his Battalion when it engaged a heavily armed enemy battalion. As the battle raged and the casualties mounted, Chaplain
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Humor simultaneously wounds and heals, indicts and pardons, diminishes and enlarges; it constitutes inner growth at the expense of outer gain, and those who possess and honestly practice it
Contributed by Charles Trout on Jan 25, 2001
A German soldier was wounded. He was ordered to go to the military hospital for treatment. When he arrived at the large and imposing building, he saw two doors, one marked, "For the slightly wounded," and the other, "For the seriously wounded."
He entered through the first door and found
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"The wounds inflicted by men and women on each other constitute the fundamental fault line running beneath all other human conflictIts the biggest reconciliation
Contributed by Steven Dow on May 28, 2004
In The Wounded Healer, Henri Nouwen retells a tale from ancient India: Four royal brothers decided each to master a special ability. Time went by, and the brothers met to reveal what they had learned.
“I have mastered a science,” said the first, “by which I can take but a bone of some creature and
The clock of life is wound but once, And no man has the power To tell just when the hands will stop. At late or early hour. To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed. To lose one’s health is more. To lose one’s soul is such a loss that no man can restore. Thirty-nine people died while you read this
An army chaplain was visiting wounded soldiers in the hospital. The chaplain offered to read some Bible passages to one young soldier. But the soldier said, "I’m cold," so the chaplain wrapped his own coat around the young man. Next, the soldier asked for something to drink. The chaplain propped up
I get a cut on my hand and I put a band-aid on it and show it to my wife. And she says, "It’s OK, don’t worry. It’s just a little cut." The next day I take the band-aide off and show it to her and she says, "Yes, it’s really healing. It looks good." But I say, "No, it’s not." And so I pop it open
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 2, 2009
Orchard Experts Wound Fruit Trees To Bear More Fruit
In verse 8 Jesus teaches us that the proof of discipleship is spiritual fruitfulness (Mt. 7:20). “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
The branch produces what the life coursing through
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 4, 2010
HEALING THE WOUNDS OF WAR: THE KIM PHUC STORY
Probably one of the most well-known pictures to come out of the Vietnam War was Nick Ut’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo (show picture) of Phan Thi Kim Phuc (pronounced "fuke"). On June 8, 1972, a napalm bomb was dropped on her village, and Kim, who
Contributed by David Simpson on Jan 15, 2013
I will never forget being at church one Sunday playing "king of the hill" with my buddies, before church started. But our play stopped when a car pulled up to the sidewalk and, with help, out came a soldier, who had returned from Vietnam a few weeks earlier. But he came on crutches and he
"For it has been granted unto you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him."
No wound? No scar?
Yet, as the Master shall the servant be,
And piercèd are the feet that follow Me.