The Risen One appeared bearing scars in His hands, feet, and side as a testimony to who He is and what He did!   He came out Victor over death, demonic powers, religious elites, and the political forces arrayed against Him.  The scars are victory marks!  Badges of honor!  Medals of battle!  His holy apostles and Christians through the ages have carried their scars!  His resurrected scars teach us that our fatal wounds don’t have the final word.

 “From now on let no one cause trouble for me, for I bear on my body the brand-marks of Jesus” Gal 6:17 (NASB).