“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! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.”
John 19:25-27 KJV
Mother’s Day is a special day. It is a day when we honor our mothers. For some of us, Mother’s Day is sad because some of us don’t have mothers who are living. My Mother died on Christmas Day many years ago but I still miss my Mom. It breaks my heart that I was disrespectful to her at times.
Jesus loved His mother very much and He wanted to be sure that His mother was taken care of but He was also careful in choosing someone to take care of His mother. He saw the disciple standing by that He loved and He gave the care of His mother to His disciple. I’m sure He trusted the disciple.
As we honor our mother’s on Mother’s Day, let us also honor our mothers every day of the year. Our mothers have a lot of pain when we are born and they also have a lot of pain if we aren’t living like we should live. Mothers, the greatest thing you can do for your children is give them to Jesus.
May God help us to be a comfort and encouragement to our mothers not just on Mother’s Day but every day of the year. We need to treat them with respect, love them and obey them. The most important thing we need to do for our mothers is pray for them. Thank God for our mothers.
Joanne LoweMay 13, 2018