When we were little , we got hurt many times and in many ways. We got hurt climbing a tree, sucker punching the guy who stole your pen in class, falling off a bicycle . But maybe what they say is right, ” you need to get hurt to learn something”. Now i’m talking about getting hurt physically. When we get older , there creeps in another kind of hurt. The kind that hurts your mind. We get to stand on the other side too. Is this side better? Well , that depends.
The weapon with which we get hurt the most is words. Words that roll off your tongue can pierce through the thickest of skins. Intentionally or unintentionally , we fall prey to others hurtful words, or we set a trap to hurt others. It’s only going to be fun if you’ve been on both sides.
“Getting hurt ” has no time , place , venue and also comes in uninvited. It comes built-in in every human. I guess its the association areas in our brains that controls it or amygdala with its emotion control . Well, i guess my biology just walked out the front door. Back to the point, Rage , most responses to the uninvited ” getting hurt” would be rage. Rage is the aftermath of a battle of words. But there is this one person who got hurt on all imaginable levels. Now you might ask who?
This person suffered through a lot of “getting hurt”. It came to him unannounced, uninvited and intentionally, It is the Lord Jesus Christ . He was hurt . He was mocked at, spat on , bruised , bound. At the time of crucifixion , His body had cuts and bruises all over , covered in red and pink. He was accused falsely and the verdict sent Him to the cross, where He was nailed . He had 12 disciples,but went to the cross to die alone as it was planned . The nails pierced through His flesh. How much pain He would have gone through. He died on the cross bearing all our sins , bearing shame , bearing all the hurt. But the important question here is , was He overcome by rage? No . He bore it with a full heart . No complaining , no regretting, instead pleading with His Father to forgive the villains behind His death . He knew it was His Father’s plan . It was important to get hurt for us who regarded Him as nothing. He was hurt and we hurt Him and we still keep doing it . With our foolish mistakes , we sin and keep hurting Him . Hasn’t He been through a lot ? . He cried , but had to give in.
Our suffering is nothing compared to what He went through on earth. And I guess , you’re on earth too right? Sure you do get hurt, but think of the pain He went through , for you . Ponder on the fact that, going through ‘being hurt’ is an opportunity to get closer to the one person who can relate to how you feel . Tell Him what’s going on. Think of why He got hurt and why you got hurt?Do the reasons match? So next time you are hurt by someone , look up !