Removing a band-aid is probably one of the most annoying things to do. Depending on where it was placed, it could actually be quite painful. Reading this, you probably shake your head. But think about it. Band-aids are used to cover something damaged. When a wound is large enough, it gets a cast, a wrap, or something else to hide it. They come in colors, skin tones, cartoons, superheroes, and much more.
Realistically speaking people like to cover their wounds. Who likes to walk around exposing their pain? Who likes to let others see the cuts, bruises, and even deep wounds when a simple band-aid or wrap can hide it? The funny thing is about a band-aid [or a cast], it hides the wound itself, but it doesn’t disguise it. It simples covers the ugly and the messy, yet we all still know its there.
Everyone has hurt. Pain. Wounds. You can pretend, and even try to hide it. But we all have it. We all know its there. Removing a band-aid of the self exposes a part of our lives that we each try to disguise or hide. It can be painful. But more than the pain, it forces transparency and vulnerability. But it is necessary. To keep a wound covered for some time is okay. It helps heal. But the healing needs to be exposed to air with no covering. Our hearts need the same. We all have wounds and end up with scars. The best is to realize that after time, don’t hide it, but embrace it as part of you. Wounds are inevitable. But they do not define you.
What does define you is what you do after the fact. Jesus is my healer. He takes care of me when I am wounded. And he-over time- helps me deal with it. He defines me.