April 12, 2006
When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!”
Yesterday, we talked about Jesus’ dying words on the cross… how He showed forgiveness for those who tortured and killed Him.
And today, I’d like us to reflect on some other words that Jesus spoke during His final hours…when he spoke words of comfort and compassion, like those in the verse above.
Isn’t it amazing that in His moment of dying Jesus thought of others? He didn’t care about Himself. In the midst of His excruciating pain…in spite of His horrible humiliation…He still reached out and cared for others.
And the application for you and me is clear, isn’t it?
In the midst of whatever you may be facing today… a mound of bills… a pile of laundry… or a load of frustration… could you speak a word of compassion to someone who needs it?
Who knows, your words might be the very things that shine the light of Jesus Christ into the darkness of someone’s life... and bring them to a saving knowledge of Him!
IN THE MIDST OF HIS PAIN ON THE CROSS, JESUS STILL CARED FOR OTHERS.