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Something to Think About

Evesham Editorial 14th Mar, 2021

THIS Sunday is ‘Mothering Sunday’ when millions will be spent on cards, flowers and gifts for our mothers.

There will be many of us whose mothers have died and those who cannot see their mother because of the Covid-19 restrictions.

Whether they are alive or not we will all have memories of those dear people who cared for us, particularly in our infant years.

I looked up the definition of mother in the dictionary and was not overly impressed by the following description, “A female parent; that which has produced or nurtured anything.”

Surely our mothers mean much more to us than that!

I see the mothers around me and know that they are so greatly appreciated and loved.

As Jesus Christ was dying on the cross, he looked down and saw his mother Mary weeping and in deep sorrow at seeing her firstborn son being cruelly killed in front of the crowd.

I am sure that he thought back to the times when she had cared for him as a child and had watched him during his earthly ministry and now his heart went out to her in her grief.

We read that the Apostle John was standing by her side and Jesus said to John “Here is your mother”, and to Mary, “Here is your son”.

Such wonderful words of comfort and love from the dying Saviour.

Looking down from Heaven, he sees each one of us and wants to speak words of love to us now.

Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District

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