A Mama’s Hope

cross by malachi

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.  ♥)

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.

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12 Responses to A Mama’s Hope

  1. Rhonda says:

    Beautiful then, beautiful now, beautiful always. Happy Easter my friend and fellow Mama. ♥

  2. andy1076 says:

    I often wondered the same in regards to good Friday and If I may be so blunt, Good Friday should be renamed towards the event of that day

  3. Tracy says:

    Beautifully said! Happy Easter!

  4. erpittari says:

    wow. what a powerful blog. thanx for this hopeful, and insightful message. i needed this today.

  5. jmgoyder says:

    Insightful and beautiful – thank you.

  6. Reblogged this on stuff i tell my sister and commented:

    Thinking of Him…..from the eyes of her…..

  7. I wonder if it’s called “Good” because of all the good it created for humankind?

    wishing you a Blessed Easter Paula.

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