With Christmass knocking on the door, I've been wondering. Did Mary have a clue? Did she know she was going to bury her son? As a parent, the thought of burring my own child, has the making's of HELL. Real, life altering, the world is ending, Oh Lord the pain is so great please let me die now, Hell.
Did it cross Mary's mind when she said yes to serving God? Maybe, not so much that she would bury her son, but how Jesus was going to be betrayed and murdered. Just think of the temptation Mary had, to tell Jesus to stop all of this. But, she didn't! Mary watched the very life she gave birth to so many years before, slowly suffer and die.
Look at Job back in the Old Testament. His family was taken from him and he was a wreck! How horrible was it to not only see your child brutally murdered, but you're God! For me, Jesus is my Lord and my God. For Mary it is the same, but also the boy she nursed. The child she sang songs to. The toddler that came running into bed in the middle of the night crying because of lightning and thunder. Those sleepless nights rocking Jesus because he felt sick. Everything that embodies Motherhood. Those three days before Jesus rose from the dead had to be an eternity.
Jesus suffered and died for our sins. Mary suffered right alongside her son, Jesus the Christ. For when one part suffers, the whole body suffers.
Talk at ya Later