Jesus Saw

When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

(John 19:26-27 NIV)

Just because He was suffering it doesn’t mean that Jesus didn’t notice who was still by His side. We’re mistaken if we think that those in pain are overlooking us. It’s actually during times of pain and sorrow that we get to see who really cares and who doesn’t, who stays and who leaves. If Jesus loved John more it’s because John cared more. He didn’t run away when all the other disciples did. John dared to be close to the cross of Jesus, even in the midst of fear and uncertainty. He was there for Him. And it’s to John that Jesus entrusted His mother. Why wouldn’t He? If John dared to be identified with the crucified Christ, he could be trusted with the person Jesus treasured most. If we fail to be there for those who are suffering, we can’t be offended if they choose not to trust us.

Don’t look away when others suffer because they’re looking for someone who cares.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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