Mother’s Day Blessings

A mother converses with her young daughter

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 19:26–27 (NIV)

John is the only Gospel writer who recorded Jesus’ mother at the cross. One can only imagine the level of her pain and suffering. Jesus turned to John and said, “Take care of her.” Today, on Mother’s Day, may God bless and take care of mothers everywhere.

Today's Prayer:

Dear God, I pray in gratitude to all mothers and caring women who have lovingly raised children.

Adapted from 60 Days of Prayer, a new publication from Guideposts