Behold thy Mother

John 19: 25, 26  “Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his Mother…When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!  Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother!”

As I think about Mary and John I see an interesting progression that happened to them and will happen to us if we allow it. I think about Mary as mother chosen to be the one to bring Jesus to earth, to nurture and care for him as he was growing up not knowing what was ahead simply doing what she was called to do and learning as she went.  The scriptures support the idea that Jesus knew a mother’s love, yet he never called her mother. Mary had a mother’s love to give but progressed to mother heart.

An example in my own life would be… When one of my sons was very young he would run up to me and throw his arms around my knees and say, “I need you mama!”  I knew a mother’s love in our small family circle and I protected it and didn’t share it.

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