Happy Mothers' Day to everyone!
This is what BBug got me! (the hen, not the eggs, the eggs are just posing!)
This morning's Talk was given by the Youth Worker for the children, and looked at Jesus' relationship with His Mother and what we can learn from Him.
Firstly, Jesus as a baby was special (Luke 2 v24,25), although just how special Mary had yet to learn. Secondly, Jesus as a boy was building His relationship with His Heavenly Father- 'Did you not know I would be in my Father's House?' , and this relationship would define His Ministry, something with which Mary must have had to come to terms. Thirdly, Mary's acceptance of His purpose is proved by her words to the servants during the Wedding at Cana, when Jesus was a young man. She told them to 'Do whatever He tells you.'
But lastly, and most tellingly, are Jesus' words from the Cross in John 19 v25-27 which demonstrate the awareness of the pain and distress He was causing his Mother, and his provision for her future well-being.
Mothers endure much, and give more, but are they in turn cared for?