When Isaiah prophesied about the wounds of Christ, I do not think that he intended to predict the appearance of a bruise of Jesus that actually appeared on another person.
National news covered the innocuous appearance of the image of Christ in a bruise sustained by an elderly woman. People who treated her were also so moved by this “discovery” that they even posted pictures of it around the clinic.
Surprisingly enough, Mary Massa is a Christian, as are those who found the bruise anything to hoot about. I wonder what they would have seen if they were Muslim? But then again it is against Islam to produce an image of Muhammad… does that include “miraculous” appearances?
Let’s just take this a step further and talk about theological implications of this. If we are to take this seriously, would it not be against what the Bible teaches about the wounds of Christ? Does Scripture not teach that he was wounded in our place? Is it not strange, then, that Jesus would make an appearance in a bruise of an elderly woman? It’s a tragic miracle if you ask me.
I may have to start a blog for just these sort of “appearances” … Oh, wait… someone else already beat me to it.