Well this week marks a year when our lives were forever changed. I remember the day like it was yesterday, the disbelief, the pain, the sorrow, the anger and finally the acceptance of a decision which I could never understand.
What followed were months of overwhelming sadness, but at the same time great joy. I experienced God's comfort in ways I had never seen before. Yes I have been blessed in many ways over the years, but for the first time, I felt it, in the moment. Like a warm blanket being placed on me, I truly understood the fullness of God's comfort and peace during a storm.
Through it all, I have become closer to my Heavenly Father, but I also have developed a great Love and Respect for Mary, Mother of Jesus. Such a beautiful woman, she emulates the peace, courage and strength under duress which I have sought over the last year.
I will forever be marked by Her words in Luke 1:38 "I am the Lord's Servant," Mary answered. "May your word to me be fulfilled." What great Faith for one so young. And in Luke 1:45 Elizabeth shares "Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!"
What amazing precepts for the Beautiful Life to come! A mother who accepts the great responsibility being placed on her and who "believes" in God's "Promises". So much we can learn from this great woman.
We fast forward to John 19:25 - 27, Mary stands at the foot of The Cross. Before having seen "Passion of The Christ", I could only imagine the great emotion which Mary felt for Her Son, Her King. And Jesus says to her and the disciple whom He Loved "Woman, here is your son", and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." Was there pain in this statement? Was there joy? Was there peace? I don't know, but can't you feel the blanket wrapped around her in that moment? The comfort which was blessed through the pain she must have felt in having to watch her Son, her Savior die in front of her eyes?
As always, our Father Loves us so very much. He walks with us through trials and celebrates with us through happiness.
The song below is a blessing given to me through some very difficult days.
Father, thank You for choosing to pour into us, for Your continued comfort, strength and peace. Thank you for the great examples set by Jesus and Mary here on earth. I am forever humbled and thankful for Your Continued Blessings and Love.
A Mothers Heart
On a day like today
You watched your son
His response to our sin
Crying out with a mothers heart
Tell me how to breathe
Reading of your
When all I do is grieve
Breaking a Mothers Heart
Fast forward to today
I watch my son
His response for his sin
Lost in a mothers heart
Help me learn to breathe
Teach me of your
your love through tears of grief
Sharing a Mother's heart
Living in anxious fear
Opposite from Faith it's clear
I need to trust I know that now
Faith once was lost now is found
Trusting helps me breathe
Your son blessed me with
Trading grief for belief
Mending my mother's heart
Eve Harrell ©