John 10: 26, 27- When Jesus therefore saw his mother and the disciples standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
I have often wondered what this meant, it seemed like a strange thing to say and do while he hung on the cross in his final moments.
But as my days become shorter, I worry about my children as they continue in their lives that they will grow as a family unit. I have often wondered if they would love and care for each other after I am gone.
It is heart wrenching to think that the family bond would dissipate upon my leaving this world. The Lord knows my heart and desires on this. I have wondered if they would be there to lighten each others burdens, or slam their hearts shut.
Not wanting my children to suffer alone but to be there for each other to buoy themselves up as a family in good times and bad, I have learned what was meant by, “Woman behold thy son” and “Behold thy mother”.
A simple statement to reassure these two people that they are not alone and in the depths of their grieving over the loss of their beloved Savior, they both can edify and strengthen each other through this. So too are my wishes for my children.