As we come to Good Friday, I was reading the passion narrative from the book of John. God spoke to me as I was reading through this story. I’ve read this so many times before and each time, something new stands out. That is the beauty of Scripture. I got to John 19:25-27, it reads:
Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.” And he said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.
Here we see Jesus, dying on the cross and with His dying breath, He saw His favorite disciple there with His mother and aunt and decided that it was God’s will for His favorite disciple to be adopted by Mary. The thoughts that were spinning around Mary’s head were of great loss and grief for her son, Jesus. God knew exactly what she needed and through Jesus, He gave Mary a new son. Jesus was the perfect adoption facilitator.
Adoption is a very powerful thing. Jesus is our perfect adoption facilitator and we trust that He will find the perfect match for us. We are very excited and honored to be a part of something bigger than our own family. When we got married, we knew that our marriage is a reflection of God’s love for His church. As we start our family through adoption, we know that the love we show towards our adopted child is a reflection of God’s love for all of us. As we hold up our broken mirror, we provide an imperfect reflection of God’s love, and God works through imperfect, broken people every day. May this reflection show everyone we meet that their Heavenly Father’s love for them is as complete as the giving of an only Son on Calvary’s Cross and as powerful as defeating death for all.