3. A Word of Paternity
‘…He said unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith He to the disciple, Behold thy mother!’ John 19:26,27
Whether it’s a dying soldier or a death-row inmate, the last words are almost always a call for mother. She holds a special place in her son’s heart.Yet as Jesus dies, His last words addressing His mother are divinely different.
In the crucible of His greatest pain and suffering, He shows deep paternal care for His mothers pain and suffering. Rather than cry out for relief from her, Jesus speaks gracious words of blessing and care to her.
As blood flows from His wounds, life flows from His words as He takes care of Mary His earthly Mom and John his beloved disciple. Pray today for the Lord to use your pain as a way to comfort and bless someone else in your life, and watch Him work!
4. A Word of Pain
My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me?’ Matthew 27:46
Jesus Christ’s fourth saying from the cross embodies the most intense pain and hell ever suffered. Galatians 3:13 says “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree”
Did you know that The pain and darkness Jesus bore in this moment was your pain and darkness. Today, will you trust Christ as your savior and the healing He offers? He alone feels your pain and can transform your life. Receive His perfect offer of salvation.