"Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother..." (John 19:25)
There stood by the cross... His mother
Oh, Mary, did you know?
You would be highly favored and blessed among woman?
You would conceive of the Holy Spirit and bring forth a Son, Jesus?
That precious baby you birthed would the King of kings?
Mary, did you know that the angelic toddler you nurtured would one day be Lord of lords?
That his first faltering steps would be the beginning of the walk to the cross?
That the little boy you watched grow in wisdom and stature would be the Savior of the world?
That your Son would perform miracles and wonders?
Mary, did you know that your precious child would be the deliverer for all?
That he would be betrayed, beaten, mocked and crucified?
Once, you stood by his cradle watching, rocking and filled with joy.
Then you stood by the cross watching, helpless and filled with pain.
How your heart must have been aching...
Your heart and Your Son.
Both wounded and bleeding.
Both betrayed and dying.
Your beloved Son... God's beloved Son..
Oh, Mary did you know?
That He would one day reign victorious? Seated at God's right Hand.
He is mighty to save.
God with us.
"Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother..."
"Jesus, I praise you for what you accomplished for me on the cross. I thank you for the sacrifice you made and the pain you bore. Thank you for loving me and becoming the redemption for my sins. I am so unworthy but I am ever so grateful. You are merciful and mighty. I praise you for who you are. I praise you for what you did. Thank you for salvation. Thank you for the cross."
Thank you for your continued prayers for Melissa.
She is still very weak and very tired. She is still juandiced. We took her back today for blood work and hope to have results tomorrow. Her doctor called today to check on her. We will also go back Thursday for blood work and to see Dr. Parker. He said this could take a month to get her completely back on her feet. We appreciate your ongoing prayers for her!