Sunday, May 20, 2012

Meet Me At The Cross

John 19:

25 Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene.  26 When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.”  27 And he said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.

The Cross.  EVERYTHING changes at the cross once you’ve been there.

It has been pointed out to me that, at the Cross, even family often become relatives.  At the Cross, often friends become family.

And then I noticed.  Jesus didn’t send His mother home with His brother, James, or any other family member that was not at the Cross.  He sent His mother home with His disciple…. who was at the Cross.

Until all of the earthly family has been to the Cross, there will be division and heartaches and family becomes relatives.  Such is life.

But it suddenly became so clear to me why family members misunderstand a calling on the life of another family member that has been to the Cross and surrendered all.

I am praying all my relatives will meet me at the Cross so we can be Family.  Truly.

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