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. ♥)
Thank you for this excellent, heart-provoking post!
Thanks you, Russ. Have been out of pocket lately….and have missed your wonderful blog! Hope to be “back” soon! Easter Blessings to you and yours ♥ paula
Love this, thank you and the image was perfect! Happy Easter my dear friend!
Thanks, Darla….have been away a few days….hope your Easter was a celebration!
I’m sorry I haven’t been commenting on your blog as of late. I upgraded my computer and now I can’t comment on anybody’s (except one) blogs. Very frustrating. Some days, I can’t even open them. 😦
Have a great summer.
No worries Darla! I know you will eventually get it figured out. I am not blogging much this summer it seems. You guys enjoy and take care! ♥
Reblogged this on Through The Lens and commented:
From my friend and fellow blogger, Paula Blaxton!
Horrific for Jesus but good for mankind as the crucifixion led to man’s salvation.
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.
Yes….I agree with this promise. Thanks for reading ♥
Love the way you look from Mary’s perspective in this post. Well written!
Thank you, Diana. We could learn so much from Mary ♥….have been out of pocket….back soon ~ me thinks. hugs…paula
Beautiful post! Blessings to you & your family this Easter!
Hope your celebration was terrific, Jeannette!
Wonderful and true, Paula. Really a lovely post.
Thank you, Naomi….Hope all is well with you and yours ♥