“Scars are like tattoos but with better stories.” JR Martinez, an Army veteran who was severely burned while serving in Iraq, shared this quote used by burn survivors. Even with physical scars no one knows the full story of our lives unless we are willing to share them. Emotional scars as well, sometimes (when we are ready) need to be told. My prayer for each of us is that we discern when our own stories need to be shared. Until then, whatever we may be going through this season, remember that the everlasting story of the birth of Christ is our indelible design of hope that is promised for all who continue to believe.