Did Mary really get it? What was Joseph’s response when the angel told him, “She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people” (Luke 1:21). Did they know the cost of this salvation? Did they understand that the child they loved and reared would one day hang on the cross? Or that the day of resurrection would come?
We do not know what pain or loss awaits us but we have the assurance that God will not abandon us in the midst of our pain. The indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit carries us through the difficult days.
Mary witnessed the crucifixion of her first born. But she lived to also witness his resurrection. I think, then, perhaps, she got it!
It takes time for us to experience grace in the midst of our grief and pain. We rest in God’s resurrection plans, the God who says, I have for you plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Let us rejoice in the resurrection promise together.
Serving with Grace,