A Mama’s Hope

John 3:16 For God So Loved the World ~ Found in the Moore tornado debris.

John 3:16 For God So Loved the World ~
Found in the Moore tornado debris.

Good Friday.  I never really understood why it was called good.  I’ve read the account repeatedly.  I could understand Easter being called “Good Sunday”.  But Friday was a horrific day for Jesus.  For those that loved Him.  For His mama.

When I ponder on the heartache I have held for my own children, I cannot begin to  imagine Mary’s.  Illness.  Struggles. Disappointment.  Mistakes.  A mama wants to fix these things for her children, no matter their age.  The hardest place is when you come to the realization that you have no power to change a circumstance.  Were the many prayers sent up for this child all in vain?

And then I reflect upon Mary.  She had no power.  No prayer left.  Her heart exposed.  I cannot help but wonder, when her eyes met His eyes that day ~did she know?  Did she know through the tears, the blood, and His broken body, that He was to save the world?  Did that tiny speck of hope still lie somewhere deep within her aching soul?

She was a mama.  Mama’s always have hope for their babies.   And somehow, I think she knew….

Sunday was on its way. ♥


(In reflecting on Good Friday, I was taken back to this post of a couple of years ago. When I relate my feelings for my own children to even a smidge of what Mary might have gone through…..it brings it home….it makes it real.  I needed to make it real.  ♥)

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21 Responses to A Mama’s Hope

  1. russtowne says:

    Thank you for this excellent, heart-provoking post!

  2. Love this, thank you and the image was perfect! Happy Easter my dear friend!

  3. Reblogged this on Through The Lens and commented:
    From my friend and fellow blogger, Paula Blaxton!

  4. Colline says:

    Horrific for Jesus but good for mankind as the crucifixion led to man’s salvation.

  5. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    I lean on that line which is NOT in the Bible — The Will of God will not take you where the Grace of God will not protect you — but it’s promised, in different words, if you read Psalm 91. Thank you for this post.

  6. Love the way you look from Mary’s perspective in this post. Well written!
    Diana xo

  7. Jeannette from the CA coast says:

    Beautiful post! Blessings to you & your family this Easter!

  8. Wonderful and true, Paula. Really a lovely post.

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