Summary: Mary, mother of Jesus, is struggling with the torture of her son. She cries out to God with her struggles, and then asks for God's help to remain strong. Keywords: Easter, death, resurrection, suffering.
Style: Drama: Duration: 3min
Mary mother of Jesus
Yes this I know, I am truly blessed.
This precious babe, this gift you've given - oh how I long for him to be a babe once more.
Had I known that this was the purpose for this child - could I have gone through with it? Oh Lord my God - I want your will, but why my Son? Why Your Son? Why this?
They've mocked and ridiculed him - spat in his face and struck him; yet it continues. They've torn his flesh and cut his brow - even now, yes even now they force him through the streets with His Cross.
How I long to coddle him as an infant - yet how can I bear to see his torture? God give me strength!
How do I look upon this face - the face of the Son I promised to care for; yet am powerless to defend? I want to run, but cannot find the strength. I want to help, but have no means.
Lord he spoke of his death, yet I could not foresee. Yea He spoke of his resurrection, but I struggle to comprehend. If he were to merely die, this I could bear, then his resurrection I imagine. But Lord, this - why this?
Lord as I cling to this hope that he will yet live, please help me to be strong during his death.
I need to be there - I need him to know that I'm there - yet help me to hide the anguish; God for His sake help me be strong.
© Terri Savage, all rights reserved. The script may not be reproduced, translated or copied in any medium, including books, CDs and on the Internet, without written permission of the author.