I remember the first time my friend Lyman Coleman talked to me about the Wounded Healer. It’s the one who, out of the broken places, experiences God’s love and healing. He wet on to talk about how that healing can impact a persons view of the world, and others who are broken. Then he said, “the Wounded Healer stands at the gate to encourage those who wonder if it is safe to go inside with their brokenness.”
We are all wounded healers if we are on a journey with Jesus. The questions I need to keep in front of me are:
- What will I be in this journey, and who will come with me?
- What is it that the world needs that I have to give?
I love this quote by Gene Edwards,
“There is a vast difference between the outward clothing of the Spirits power and the inward filling of the Spirits life. In the first, despite the power, the hidden man of the heart may remain unchanged. In the latter, the monster is dealt with....What does the world need? Gifted men, outwardly empowered? Or broken men, inwardly transformed?”