And still, she stands. What's the mark of a mother's strength? Her ability to survive. In John 19, we see Mary, the mother of Jesus, become Mary, the sole survivor. She was there for Jesus' alpha moment, His baffling birth; now she stands in the place of excruciating pain, Jesus' omega moment on the cross. Mothers have to stare at things they don't want to see. They have to watch their children suffer through things they can't help them through. From alpha to omega, she endures the unbearable. But even after everything you love leaves, God stays. Jesus hung His head on the cross, yet Mary still stood. She knew that God wasn’t leaving her homeless and that her motherhood was not a wash. She knew that even as a sole survivor, she was backed by a great God — and so are you.
Message: “Sole Survivor” Scripture: John 19:23-27 (NIV) Speaker: Bishop T.D. Jakes