Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mary At The Cross

Every mother has communication beyond the need of words with a son. A soldier’s mom will say, “He died doing what he wanted most to do. His purpose was to serve his country.” 

From Gabriel’s astonishing commission to Mary, all the way to Jesus’ last prayer, you knew. You knew that He was much more than an ordinary, human man. A man about His Father’s business, He said. You wisely treasured and pondered all of these things in your heart.

[Joyce Carr Stedelbauer] 


John 19:25-26 ... Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
Acts 1:14-16 ... These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

Luke 2:34-35 ... And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.