I read this verse this morning and a thought came to mind I've never thought before (but maybe you have): why did Jesus keep His scars in His resurrected, perfect body? Was it so His disciples would know it was Him? Or was there another reason?
Our resurrected bodies will be perfect, what our bodies were supposed to be. So, thinking that way, it would seem we wouldn't have any scars or marks that were made by living.
What if our scars or marks on our body from pain and suffering, are precious to God? What if these will be part of us for all time? The scars, the marks that brought spiritual transformation into our lives? What if scars and marks that fall into this category will be preserved for all eternity?
Just an interesting thought this morning. I don't know the answer to that question. One day I will though. One day you will too if you believe in Jesus.