“It’s not,” the dermatologist said examining the tiny, barely-visible age spot on my face, "But I can quickly and easily freeze it off.”
“What are the side effects?” I asked, “I leave for a mission trip in two weeks.”
“It will be crusty for a couple of days.”
So I let him do it.
The next two weeks I dealt with a large oozing blister from the second-degree burn. And the wound required care several times a day for three months more.
The scar I now have isn't too bad and perhaps it will fade, but other scars on our lives are life-altering and sometimes they seem to happen just as randomly, without meaning.
That's one reason I love the promise of Romans 8:28*...knowing God can use any scar, mistake, or accident for my good...Just one of many comforting promises God gives us!
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
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