Was Mary blessed or cursed?
Is it a blessing to see your son tried and put to death?
What if the blessing is the journey?
Please read John 19:25-27
By earthly standards if we look at almost any snapshot of the life of Mary she got the raw end of the deal.
First pregnant with no husband which in most of the Middle East is still a death sentence even today, next having to claim her Son was possibly nuts (Mark 3:21) to try to keep Him safe and now crucifixion.
At the point of being at the feet of the cross Mary had to be asking God some very serious questions at the very least.
Vs. 25 “Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother there, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to her, “Woman here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his house.”
Mary was probably an emotional basket case at this time. Perhaps this is similar to how you feel when you feel abandoned and dazed by the whips and abuses of the world. But here is what I hope you will see:
1) Even though Jesus was coming back in only 3 days he still made provisions for the ones He loved- and He LOVES you!!
2) He knows what you need and He already has it ready for you if you will trust Him. Was it easy for Mary to go and stand at the foot of the cross and have her sons blood drip on her? But she knew where she needed to be despite her pain.
3) Each bump in the journey creates growth and more opportunities to LOVE if we are open to them. Mary was provided for and she had a long history of unique opportunities to grow and learn to LOVE!
What about you?
Did you learn to LOVE at the foot of the cross?
Are you sometimes feeling blessed and sometimes cursed?
Is your life a roller coaster of events and emotions?
Then you are truly blessed!!
Don’t worry- Be Grace-Full!!