Still Jesus saw - still Jesus cared

Jesus' sticky innocent blood dripped. Matted hair, sunken souls and slumped shoulders all felt it. These four devoted just stood close to Him. Isn't closeness an expression of love?

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 un-noticed? Were the soldiers too busy gambling for a seamless garment, or the crowd too preoccupied in baying for His blood?

Above the masses (Jesus has always been above them...) while others were engaged in themselves, this Messiah was still engaged in others.

In their torment these four stood with Jesus while He hung in His. Still Jesus saw - still Jesus cared!

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 my pain He will always see?

Jesus' pain has never obscured Him to mine. (Likewise my pain is to never obscure me to another's.)

In pain the only place to stand is at the foot of His cross, with His eyes and voice covering me; there alone Heaven's solace is heard.

Today's Soul Snippet:

'O Jesus, O Jesus, I no longer feel my cross when I think of yours.' ~ Bernadette Soubirous

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