Faithful To The End

“Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister,
Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 
When Jesus saw his mother there,
and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby,
he said to her, ‘Woman, here is your son,’
and to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ 
From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.”
John 19:25-27 (NIV)

A friend of mine had a wonderful marriage and several godly children. For a number of years his wife bravely fought cancer. We helped them prepare the children for the passing of their mother. They had excellent responses from their children and all of them drew closer to each other and to the One Who called Himself the Resurrection and the Life.

For months following the young woman’s death her family members found notes of encouragement hidden around their home. Thus, even after her passing, she continued to minister grace into the lives of her loved ones. She extended her family responsibilities to the end and beyond.

It seems clear that in the adult life of the Good Shepherd, as the oldest child His widowed mother’s care was His responsibility. Remember that the Saviour once said (Matt. 8:20) that even foxes have dens in which to rest but He had nowhere to lay His head. Clearly the Master was among the poorest of homeless people. Yet He faithfully saw to Mary’s needs. He insured she always had a place to “lay her head”.

Now that our beloved Master is seated at the Father’s right hand “all authority” has been given to Him. He rules everything for the good of His people. He will never leave or forsake His people. Do you rest yourself in the care of the One Who is faithful to the end as He constantly, lovingly, attends to your every need?

He makes great promises and has the power to deliver help for all your concerns.

Trust Him today for all your needs. If He died and rose again for you, surely He can care for the lesser issues you face. As we rise up each morning it is imperative that we believe He has loved us with an everlasting love, and to be persuaded we have many exceedingly wonderful and precious promises to take to Him in prayer every morning, noon and night.

Be ambitious to fight the good fight in His name, knowing He will meet every need because He is indeed faithful to the end.

“Then Jesus came to them and said, 
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 
Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, 
baptizing them in the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them
to obey everything I have commanded you.
And surely I am with you always,
to the very end of the age.’”

Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)

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