By His Wounds, We Are Healed. – Isaiah 53:5
Wounded Healer: Inspirations for Lent
by Dr Kenny Tan
Donations are eligible for 250% tax deduction and matched dollar-for-dollar through the Community Silver Trust Fund.
About the Book
“Wounded Healer: Inspirations for Lent” is a special collection of poems by Kenny Tan.
Specially curated for the season of Lent, each poem in the book delves into the themes of repentance, redemption, healing and hope that are central to the Lenten journey.
With its powerful use of language and illustrations, let “Wounded Healer” guide and enlighten your path as you embark on your personal journey of spiritual reflection.
For every donation of $150, you will receive a copy of “Wounded Healer: Inspirations for Lent”.
Donations raised will go to the St Luke’s ElderCare’s Healing Gets A Helping Hand Wound Care Fund which enables elders with financial difficulties to get their much needed wound treatment.
Poet's Inspiration - Kenny Tan
Bishop Emeritus Robert M. Solomon
The gospel of Jesus is presented in a nutshell by the apostle Paul: “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures...he was buried...he was raised on the third day...he appeared” (1 Cor 15:3-5). The season of Lent helps us to be reminded of this gospel. This book by Dr Kenny Tan is immensely helpful because it is an unusual Lent devotion filled with gifted poetry that invites us to plunge deeply into gospel truth.
Poetry is the expression of powerful feelings; like a good painting, it is often better than a thousand words. Here we encounter the Son of God, the living Christ who gave Himself for us. We hear individuals like Joseph and Mary, the Samaritan woman, Mary of Bethany, even the donkey. Old Testament voices can also be heard. Significant events in the life of Christ come to us afresh in poetic brilliance. Above all, we are taken to the Last Supper, Gethsemane, Golgotha, the empty tomb, and the heavens.
If you are looking for a meaningful resource to go through Lent, this is an excellent choice. The poetry slows us down to take in truth, slowly and deeply, and meet the One who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
About Healing Gets A
Helping Hand Wound Care Fund
One in 20 Singaporeans live with wounds that take a long time to heal.
Wounds are often referred to as a silent epidemic in healthcare as patients with wounds frequently suffer from other conditions like diabetes or hypertension. Without proper treatment, wounds can lead to infection, physical pain and psychological distress, and consequently greatly reduce a patient’s quality of life. Wound care is critical but costly, with treatments ranging from $800 to $1,000 per person per month, lasting from three to six months. This financial burden can be challenging for some.
Through St Luke’s ElderCare’s Healing Gets A Helping Hand Wound Care Fund, our wound care team can provide essential treatment services, train staff on wound care techniques and best practices, as well as support research work. Your generous donations will help to make a significant impact and improve the lives of our elders.
Dr. Kenny Tan beautifully depicts the entrance of the Lord Jesus Christ to Jerusalem during the Holy Week in parallel with Psalm 24. Only those who have “clean hands and pure heart” perfectly understand the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. People might misunderstand or even have false expectations of Christianity, yet those who remain focused on the glory of the King will be blessed and given fresh insights.
Thank you, Dr Kenny Tan, for this beautiful poem. It not only touches my heart, it also refreshes my soul. I find it useful especially in this season of Lent. I am reminded of the great love of our Lord Jesus Christ and the profound healing work of His ministry.
I pray that anyone who takes time to read and meditate on this poem will find restoration and healing too.
To God be the glory!
In this season of Lent, Dr Kenny's poem Basin, which reflects on Jesus washing the disciples' feet in John 13, reminds us not only of the joy of being served by the king of kings, but also of the privilege of loving others as Jesus has loved us, empowered by the love that Jesus has lavished upon us. This season, may we who have been loved by the Lord go forth and be a blessing to all those around us.
By his wounds, we are healed. Simple words with profound impact.
Our earthly journey is filled with twists, turns, and forks in the road. At times, we experience pain, and often, these wounds present themselves physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Some of us will carry these wounds for extended periods, and this collection of poems by Dr Kenny Tan is written for such times.
Though Jesus’s sojourn on earth was some two thousand years ago, and his ministry was for a brief season of thirty-three years, his footprints continue to leave imprints on hearts until today. In seasons of despair and woundedness, meditations on the wounds that Jesus Christ suffered will encourage readers that our Lord himself is fully aware of, and personally experienced human suffering. For the very purpose of alleviating our eternal suffering, He gave Himself, as the ultimate cure, to turn our temporal wounds into eternal healing. Rich blessings to all the readers and their reflections.