Mentoring

The Scar Reminds Me

Two months ago I burned myself with boiling water. And it hurt somethin’ awful.  Just somethin’ awful, y’all. The reason the boiling water spilled out on my hand and wrist is because of the pot holder I was using.  Let’s just say that it wasn’t in the best of shape because it was literally coming unraveled.  But, I am not one to just toss something when it’s working just fine.  Right? However, it wasn’t working “just fine” that day because one of the strands got caught on the grate on my gas stove top and yep, you guessed it, the water kept going and spilled over on me. Immediately, I knew that I should have thrown that awful thing away.  As I sat soaking my hand in a bowl of cold water, I cursed myself for being so cheap and for not buying a new pot holder.  For the love, Cindy, you can get one at (the) Wal-Mart(s) for $3.59 plus tax. “They” say hindsight is 20/20. I see the remnant of the burn every day.  There is a light red mark that is about 2 inches long and 3/4 of an inch wide.  It’s not real ugly, but it’s there. Most people never see it. But I do. I put some cream on it that was supposed to reduce the effects of the scarring.  But the funny this is, I don’t mind the scar.  It’s a reminder of the lessons I learned, as simple as they may be.  But mostly it reminds me to throw away the things that need throwing away. And to buy a new pot holder.

6 thoughts on “The Scar Reminds Me”

  1. I, too, hate to waste stuff that may still have a use! But, after burning the same spot twice and then two other places on my hands it was time for some serious protection. The Ove Glove – absolutely love it – can’t believe that I paid $14 for it but oh my goodness – it is great – don’t know why I didn’t buy it sooner – you might want to check it out.

  2. Amen… Great lesson Cindy! Thank You Father God for this reminder of what Your nail scarred hands mean to us. Throw away our old self and become new in You. in Jesus’ name, amen!

  3. Sometimes the scar is too painful for me to look at. I pray daily about it. I want to be healed but often I am covering it up with a mask to keep from letting others know.

  4. Put off the old self and put on the new man! Am I throwing away the things that need throwing away? That’s a GREAT question to ponder!

    Psalm 139:23-24
    Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    Try me, and know my anxieties;
    And see if there is any wicked way in me,
    And lead me in the way evelasting.

  5. That’s something I would do(not buy a 4 dollar pot holder for myself)… and to my luck, the cream would cost more than the pot holder! hehe. Sorry you got burned! I have some of those cooking/baking scars on my arms too!

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