Imagine the sorrow a parent feels when death stands at the doorstep of their child’s life.
I personally get rather sick at that thought, and feel a sudden panic to account for my children wherever they are.
Now imagine you are Mary the Mother of God incarnate. You chose the path of God your entire life. You accepted the saving grace of your son before you could understand what it meant! Then after 33 years of raising this man you see your son unjustly condemned. He then walks past you beaten and broken as his final mission…walking to his death on a tree. Yet in her sorrow, she still watched her son Jesus become the ultimate passover sacrifice.
The Bible says Mary kept these types of things in her heart from Jesus’ earliest days. I wonder when it all came together for her, when she understood the events she witnessed.
How I’d like to hear her explain how her simple childhood wisdom carried her through these burdensome times! Or what she thought when she realized the earth shattering gifts her son obtained for us!
When I think about it, I can only say that I’ve got it so easy compared to her right now…she is definitely a role model to follow as we take the journey towards her son.
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