THE SCARS OF A WARRIOR



Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. ~Psalm 2:10-12


Warriors fight from a position of love and unto love; a greater and Authentic Love. Their very bodies often bear the scars of their combat and endeavor. These unfading marks testify that they have intimately known and displayed the eternal truth of “No greater love is there than this, that a man would lay down his life for his friends” [John 15:13]. They have not loved their own lives so much as they were afraid to lose it [Rev. 12:11] and were not of those who shrink back from the rigors of the fight [Heb. 10:36]. They signify a willingness to be undone, utterly undone, for those to whom their hearts beat; nothing withheld.


This is the authentication of a Warrior; the authentication of love. It is rooted in the truism that love will always manifest itself in the degree to which it is willing to sacrifice towards the object of its love; be it a spouse, child, brother, friend, stranger, a nation or ideal, or even an enemy.


{Think on this}