"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" (1 John 3:1a NIV)
No wound is so trivial that the love of God is not concerned with it. No pain is so deep, so long-standing, that the love of God cannot reach it.
Every shock, every bleeding wound, every anger and grief is not only encompassed by that love but is also held and transformed by that love. The fact that it is in what we call the "past" makes no difference to the power of God's love. All times are open and present to that unsleeping, all-embracing [love of God].
-- Flora Slosson Wuellner in Prayer, Stress, and Our Inner Wounds (Nashville, Tenn.: Upper Room Books, 2001)