They Stayed

women-at-the-crossStanding by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. John 19:25

I’m always humbled by this passage on Good Friday.

These holy women stayed by Jesus’ cross. They didn’t run and hide their faces from the brutal reality of this day. They didn’t deny him as Peter had done. They did as women have done througout all of history. Witnessing the horrors that men have created – they suffered, they wept, they prayed. They stayed.

May you have the courage to follow their example and stay with Jesus today and every day.




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