I first heard of Jonny Diaz about five years ago, when “More Beautiful You” came out. I loved it then, I love it now, and one day, maybe a ...

Melodic Mondays: Scars by Jonny Diaz

I first heard of Jonny Diaz about five years ago, when “More Beautiful You” came out. I loved it then, I love it now, and one day, maybe a year or so ago, I decided to check out more of Mr. Diaz’s music. I mean, he had to have other songs as good as that one, right? So I went to YouTube, clicked on a related video from the little sidetab, and there it was.

“Scars” is a lovely song illuminating the truth that we don’t have to hide our scars, our pasts, our various imperfections because Jesus’ wounds, His scars, cover ours. When God looks at us, He sees Jesus, so whatever we’ve done, or whatever’s been done to us, doesn’t matter. We don’t have to be ashamed of our scars because, as Mr. Diaz sings in the chorus, “They remind us of where we have been, but not who we are.”

Now that doesn’t mean that if you’re doing wrong, you can just keep doing it. Or that you should run around telling every sin you’ve ever committed to every person you ever meet.

What it does mean is that if you believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you’re not defined by your past, by your scars. You’re defined by Him. By Jesus. By Christ alone. That’s it. The end. Drop the mic and walk away. Nothing else matters; only the fact that you love Jesus, you’re committed to Him, and most of all, that He loves you, has washed you, and made you whole.

As far as God’s concerned, your scars aren’t even there. Only grace, only love, only His Son, Jesus.



As you might’ve noticed, this is another song I’ve listened to while writing but am posting about because of it’s faith-based message. And because it rather ties into my Thursday post, so stay tuned for that. :)

Do you have any characters who are hiding scars? I have several, one of them Elliot Sharpe, who I’ll be talking about on Thursday.


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