Lent Devotional • Day 14

Tuesday, The Second Week of Lent (Mar. 2)

Narrated by Paul Stigge   

He Died for Each One

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” John 19:26-27

He died for all, but at the most agonizing point of his suffering, he demonstrated concern for one individual, his mother, placing her in a new family with his beloved disciple. In doing this, he “honored his mother.”

Jesus’ concern for you is just as personal; you are one of those for whom he died
not merely as a faceless member of a mob of millions but as an individual. He has made you a beloved part of a new family of God, of people healed by his wounds and destined for eternity. At the most agonizing points of your life, trust this truth.

REFLECT: How can you show love to those closest to you?

PRAY: Hold me close to your heart, Lord Jesus, and fill me with your peace and comfort. Amen.

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