I was watching the movie “The Passion of the Christ” Wednesday after church. I have seen it before and each time I watch it through tears streaming down my face. This time as I watched the movie I watched Mary the mother of Jesus. As a mother of a son whom I love very much I seemed to see Mary’s perspective differently. How difficult it must have been for her to see her son ,Savior, and her Redeemer, go through so much pain and agony. Do you think she as a mother wanted to somehow take the pain for her son? Personally I feel that she did. I can not imagine watching my son hurt, and in pain and not be able to do anything about it.
In the movie “The Passion of the Christ” there are several scenes which shows the love this mother had for her son. First, is when Jesus is being beat. Mary is standing there with John the beloved disciple who Jesus loved. John is almost having to hold Mary up, but the look on her face you almost know that her heart is breaking with each stripe that He endures. Second, Jesus is carrying the cross, His back is bleeding, and His brow is bleeding from the crown of thorns. Jesus falls to the ground, and the movie goes to a flash back of Mary helping her little boy up when he fell down. You then see Mary stoop down and her son, her savior, and her redeemer looks tenderly at her and says “I make all things new”. Third, she must stand at the cross and watch then hammer nails into the hands and feet of Jesus, her son, her heart continued to break each time the hammer hit the nail. Fourth, Jesus is on the cross, Mary and John are still there they can not leave. In the movie Mary goes up to the cross and kisses the feet of Jesus. She wants to die with Him, her son, her savior, and her redeemer. Her heart is in pieces having seen her son go through such horrific agony and pain. Now this next part to me as a mother is not only tender, loving, and so compassionate Jesus loved Mary she was His mom.
25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.
She was the one who cared for Him growing up, she supported Him in ministry, and then she stayed close by as He was beaten, verbally abused, knocked to the ground and then nailed to a tree to die. This woman stayed by her son. Jesus my savior, the one who was willing to die for me and my sins took care of His mother because He loved her. Mary knew Jesus in a way no one else could, He was her son, she was His mother. She loved Him as her son, her savior and her redeemer. He loved her as her son, her savior and her redeemer.