Our Hidden Wounds
When we close our eyes at night, we not only enter into the darkness of sleep, but we also allow our hidden fears to surface. In a word, we become sheep, cowering in a pasture without the comforting song of our shepherd. Our instinct is to react to perceived fear and danger; we take cover in a dream that does more harm than help.
If we listen to God with our hearts, if we know that God is always with us, we will never lay down in fear. Fear is the great mortal lie. We receive God’s word, and we are freed and comforted by the Holy Spirit; we are healed and forgiven; when we open our hearts to Christ’s teachings, our hidden wounds are not only opened for us to defeat but erased by the love of Jesus as he prayed in Gethsemane.
© Russell Kendall Carter