No mother should have to watch her son die. Crucifixion was the most brutal of executions—described as agony and horror, the mother of Jesus undoubtably found it unbearable to behold.
It is for certain that Mary was well acquainted with the emotions of her Son. She knew when He was happy and she could tell, even from a distance, when He was suffering. Jesus’ mother had been with Him on many occasions when He had fallen and scraped is knees. She had mended His cuts and held Him in her arms when He was in pain. When Jesus was giving His life for all of us, Mary stood at the foot of His cross, and it is certain that she suffered personal torment as she watched her son die such a horrible death. (more…)