Mary At The Cross…

Mary & Abraham

Abraham, known by so many as the Father of Many Nations, was once called upon by God to “sacrifice” his son.  But at the last minute, God allowed his son to live. He was and is honored by many for his great faith and willingness to obey the Lord-no matter what!

Mary’s Sacrifice

But Mary didn’t just agree to sacrifice her Son, she stood at the Cross and watched him suffer a terrible death. Can you imagine that? How horrific that must have been for her? How much she must have loved God in order to do that! And how much she must have loved us! Since then, millions have honored her love, courage and sacrifice, and so we should 🙂

As a mother, if my child suffers, I suffer with them.  If they hurt, I hurt with them.  When my husband was ill for a time, I worried even more than he did!  This is the way of all good mothers.  I would never have had the strength to be Jesus’ Mother.  To have a Son, who I loved, who would suffer so ,would be more than I could bear.  And that is why I admire Mary so.  I can understand her pain and appreciate her courage. Her unselfishness and desire to follow God’s Will in all things.  I would never be able to do that myself, but I am eternally grateful that Mary did.

Mary’s Trust In God

We all hope and pray that one day our Trust in God will be as strong as Mary’s.  For to watch your Son suffer so, in the midst of impossible circumstances, she Trusted God’s Love for all of us, as well as her Son. And we want to do the same!

That there is a difference of opinion among some regarding Mary matters not, for she will always be a Hero of the Christian Faith and someone that we will all be very grateful to. 

Jesus’ Love For Mary

And for any who doubt Jesus’ Great Love for His Mother, read John 19: 26-27:

“26 When Jesus saw his mother and ythe disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, z“Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to ahis own home.

How much Jesus must have loved His mother to think of her care while He hung upon the Cross!

Please Mary, help us to be more like you.  Pray for us 😊