If God took on flesh and was tested in all points such as we are, why should those who represent Him be any different? If troubles and difficulties, even depression sometimes afflicts those to whom we minister, it must sometime touch those who minister as well. The Shepherd understands the sheep because on some level, He is one.
Can a man be conformed to the image of Christ without scars?
On the spiritual battlefield, wounded warriors help wounded warriors. All God’s medics have purple hearts. Jesus heals with wounded hands. He is forever the compassionate Prince of Peace, scars and all.