For my Easter gift to all of you I want to share this video. It is Mary's perspective of the crucifixion and resurrection of her son. If you don't have a calm five minutes to watch it right now, come back when you do. It is really beautiful and if you are like me it will make you bawl all over your keyboard. The scenes are taken from the movie "The Passion" and I will forewarn you that minute 3:15-3:46 is when they put the nails in His hands and raise the cross-- it can be hard really hard to take so you might want to close your eyes if you are squeamish.
I love this little glimpse we get into how Christ's sacrifice must have been viewed through His mother's eyes. The more I learn about Mary that more I am stunned by what an amazing woman of faith she was. From the very beginning she knew who her son was; she stood by him even when others doubted him, she stood beneath him when he hung on the cross. and she held him when they brought him down. How could she bear such grief? She, who was His mother and who knew of his divinity, how did she have the faith to watch her son suffer and die?
Seeing Christ's sacrifice through the eyes of His mother has touched my own mothering heart in a powerful way. I feel now that I more fully appreciate and understand the magnitude of what Christ went through to atone for my sins. I also understand more the sacrifice made my Mary and how God must have wept and how Heaven must have mourned as they witnessed Christ's death and the great joy that followed his resurrection.
I just want to you all to know that I know Jesus Christ lives and that He is our Savior and Redeemer. I bear testimony to His resurrection and express my joy and gratitude for His love and sacrifice.
Have a beautiful Easter!