"Hast Thou No Scar?" by Amy Carmichael, as printed in This Day with the Master, by my pew friend and hymnal sharer, Dennis Kinlaw.
Hast thou no scar? No hidden scar in foot or side or hand?
I hear thee sung as mighty in the land.
I hear them hail thy bright, ascendant star
Hast thou no scar?
Can he have traveled far who has no wound or scar?
*The physician is for the ill, the savior for the sinful. May Christmas
render you merry and bright no matter how the savior finds you this season.
Let Him bind your wounds with his swaddling cloths. Let the Nativity welcome
you in where the world has no room left. And if the journey has been long,
the road rocky, and the battles fierce, then I offer you this word:peace be with you.
Sometimes the most important victory for you will not be on the battlefield, but lying
bandaged in the dispensary ward after the smoke has cleared. Emmanuel - God With Us -
Be with you, in peace and in struggle.