TORN – Day 35 – Monday, 4/11/22
“I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” (Isaiah 49:15-16)
Today’s Scripture reading is Lamentations 3:16-26.
As Jesus hangs on the cross, taking his final breaths, he looks to his mother and the disciple he loves, and says, “Woman, behold, your son!” And, to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” (John 19:26-27). Consider the irony and pain of this moment. There in his dying, while being torn away from his mother, Jesus shows such compassion for her.
Our God is a compassionate God, one who never hesitated to save us by sending his only Son. He has engraved our names on his palms and has given our names a permanent place in the Book of Life (Revelation 13:8). As Jesus’ beloved disciple would care for Mary, as God so lovingly cares for us, let us care for one another. Do you know someone who is alone right now? Write a letter of Easter joy, letting that person know that you care.
Prayer: “Jesus, even in dying, you showed such compassion. Guide me to show compassion to…”