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Less Like Scars

Posted in Cancer,Sara by sicks on June 23, 2008

I was thunderstruck yesterday when listening to a Sara Groves song in the car called “Less Like Scars.” I have never had the experience of thinking a song was written for me, but this one takes the cake. This song is now a personal treasure so I thought I’d post the lyrics below.

In other news … I’ve completed 4 of 12 “chemo lite” rounds and it’s cool to be 1/3 of the way into this regimen. For the most part, I’m feeling well but am still healing a bit from my minor surgery two weeks ago (the healing process takes longer when you’re on chemo). Chris’ cousin Amanda leaves on Wednesday and we’re all going to miss her a ton. Lastly, we figured out today that my favorite chemo nurse lives right around the corner from our house and has three kids around the same ages as ours. What a cool thing the Lord seems to be doing.

Thanks for checking in with us! Love, Sara

Less Like Scars

It’s been a hard year
But I’m climbing out of the rubble
These lessons are hard
Healing changes are subtle
But every day it’s…

Less like tearing more like building
Less like captive more like willing
Less like breakdown more like surrender
Less like haunting more like remember

And I feel you here
And you’re picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands a bad situation
But you are able
And in your hands the pain and hurt
look less like scars and more like character

Less like a prison more like my room
Less like a casket more like a womb
Less like dying more like transcending
Less like fear, less like an ending

Just a little while ago
I couldn’t feel the power or the hope
I couldn’t cope, I couldn’t feel a thing
Just a little while back
I was desperate, broken, laid out
Hoping you would come

And I need you
And I want you here
And I feel you…

And I feel you here
And you’re picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands a bad situation
But you are able
And in your hands the pain and hurt
look less like scars
And more like character

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  1. Rosie Reilly said,

    Sara –
    This is beautiful! I hope to take more time to read the words. How kind of the Lord to move someone else’ heart to encourage you in this way.

    Thanks for sharing – it encourages me to see beyond the visible/tangible to the invisible.

  2. cheryl wickliffe said,

    WOW! I have goose bumps! So glad I took the time to stop and “check in”.
    I was missing Campbell and wondering how things are going. Summer doesn’t seem to have brought the relaxation I anticipated. As always, you’re strength and faith shine through all the tough stuff. Wishing you and the family every blessing.

    Love and prayers,

  3. Rindy Robberstad said,

    You have been on my mind throughout your whole journey – You are in my prayers. So glad chemo is going so well for you.

  4. MIchelle said,

    Sara- thinking and praying for you this afternoon! How good to read your note and see God’s work in your life…Praying today for your energy, perseverance, and peace in Him.

  5. Jim Hale said,

    Hello Sara and Chris,

    Just wanted to check in after being out of town for a while. Still praying for all of you.


  6. Caren said,

    Amazing words–thanks for the link so I could listen to the song. I saw Sara Groves in concert recently at a women’s retreat, she was incredible. I have a few CD’s, her lyrics are so honest and powerful. I love how God speaks to us through music.

    Love you friends! Hope to see you soon.

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