Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Easter Gift for You

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!

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful post. I think that it was her knowledge of who he was that got her through everything. She had to gain a testimony of his mission just like the rest of us do, by faith. Her response to Gabereail ( I can't spell - never have been able to) when he appeared to her shows that she had that faith.
    That faith in his mission gave her the strength to rise above what was happening, maintain an eternal perspective and fulfill her mission - wich was to support him, raise him,and teach him - just like our mission is to our children.

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  2. Wow that was amazing. Thank you for sharing it and for your testimony. I linked to it on my blog. :)

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  3. Thank you for sharing this! Your blog is amazing~thank you for studying the women of the Bible...I greatly appreciate such easy access to information about these women.
    I am so excited to see that Jesus Christ is your Savior and Redeemer~He is mine as well!
    I have a question...do most Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is their Savior and Redeemer? Some of my childhood friends are Mormon but do not believe that Christ is the one way to salvation. So I am curious as to what you say.
    Thank you.

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