Easter: What comes to mind? Sunrise services, Easter bunnies, jelly beans, new outfits? All of these are definitely a part of today’s culture, but take a moment and think of one of the last things Jesus said from the cross:
John 19:25-27, "Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple 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."
One of Jesus last thoughts was that of a caregiver. Jesus as the eldest son was culturally responsible for the caregiving responsibilities of his mom. He made sure she would receive loving care after he was gone!
Wow – have you ever thought of Jesus as a caregiver in the context of His last sayings from the cross? No matter how hard it is for us right now, Jesus had it harder and he also asked for help! Jesus is our perfect example