It is human when one is going through challenging moments to turn a blind eye to the surrounding and be buried in their own situations. Challenges have a way of making us selfish and forget others while concentrating on our own issues. We become withdrawn from people that are close to us and retreat in our private cocoons oblivious of the pain we are inflicting on our loved ones and those friends that God has surrounded us with. Jesus was going through intense period of emotional and physical pain with his crucifixion. Every fiber of his human being cried for attention. Yet, even in this most difficult situation Jesus never forgot those around him. As the first born in his family where the father Joseph was possibly dead by then, Jesus gave loving attention to his own mother from the cross. He also addressed John one of his beloved disciples sorrowing nearby. It’s natural to want to withdraw but it’s selfish to ignore those who love you just because you are going through pain and challenges. How many of us will take time to remember their parents or loved ones back at home this Corona season? How many of us give excuses of own problems as the reason why we cannot help others? Jesus taught us that we can reach out to others even in the midst of pain and problems. Just check out on who God is asking you to reach out today.
““When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,”” John 19:26 NIV
Last modified: April 14, 2020