Posted on February 16, 2016 by atimetoshare
Weddings are a time of reunion in our family. The young couple had pledged their love – food was served – relatives had arrived from all over. It was a homecoming of sorts – the first time I’d seen my son in quite a while.
He was no longer the little boy I rescued from the cuts and bruises of childhood, but now a confident and determined man. His face exhibited a knowledge that only comes from experience. I ran to greet Him and felt His strong arms tighten around me.
The party was full of conversation and laughter and delicious food and drink. As I watched Him, it occurred to me that He no longer was the little boy who grew up under our roof. He now exhibited a quiet strength and determination. I knew that His real mission was underway.
I remembered Him as a young boy working alongside his stepfather. His hands gripped the wood and crafted something wonderful from it. Little did I realize that those same hands would some day be nailed to a cross made of wood.
A flood of memories came roaring into my mind. Before His birth I was told that the Messiah would be born from my womb – how His blood would be shed for the salvation of the world – thoughts I had stored in my heart for years.
Time passed quickly and soon the wine had all been consumed. When I told Him about it he said, “What does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” I quietly acquiesced, but knew in my heart that He would take care of it. I told the servants to follow His directions to the letter. I knew His miraculous work was about to begin. He was no longer mine alone. He now belonged to the ages.
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