Sticky royal blood dripped on His hurting loved ones. The devoted just wanted to be close.
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. (John 19:25)
Were these four women un-noticed? The soldiers too busy gambling for a seamless garment? The crowd too preoccupied in baying for blood?
Above the masses (He had always been above them for he is King...) Jesus' nail secured suspension screamed messiah - while others were engaged in themselves, He was still engaged in others.
These women in their own torment lived at innocent feet during His torture. Still He saw - still He cared and still they stayed!
When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home. (John 19:26-27)
Surely Easter shows that your pain He always sees.
His pain has never obscured yours to Him.
Likewise your pain is to never obscure you to another's.
During pain, the only palace to stand in is found by devotion at the feet of the wounded King, for His loving eyes still cover you.
Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God. (1 Chronicles 22:19a)
Today's Soul Snippet:
Sacrifice shows the presence of love.
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