HOLY WEEK: THE IRONY OF FAITH
‘I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me what you have said.’ – Luke 1:38
‘But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.’- Luke 2:19
The irony of faith is that we worship, we profess our faith, we declare that God is almighty, but when, like Mary, we are visited with the supernatural power and intervention of God, we ask, ‘but how can this be?’. Mary knew that Jesus had been born by the power of God, and then faced the unimaginable horror of seeing her son die. Her words of surrender ring through history!
‘Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother….when Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear 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
We are all needing faith to worship, and believe. May there be grace today to say ‘Yes’ to God, like Mary, even though it may be in the midst of suffering.
‘But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.’ – Psalm 13: 5&6