“Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother there, and the disciple whom He loved, standing nearby, He said….. to the disciple ‘Here is your mother’. From that time on, this disciple took her into his home. ” (John 19: 25-27)
Jesus was mindful of others’ needs. He unselfishly considered others. He was aware of those who suffered poverty and in His teaching said ‘Give to the poor’. He was aware of those who were disadvantaged. He was concerned for those who suffered.
He was caring, considerate, thoughtful, and mindful of each person’s situation and circumstances.
When He sent His disciples out to the towns and villages to preach the gospel, He gave practical advice on where they were to stay and whether to take any luggage.
On the cross, when the penitent thief, who was crucified alongside Him, turned to Jesus and said “ ‘Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom’. Jesus; answered him ‘…today you will be with Me in paradise. ”’ (Luke 23 :42).
Also, when Jesus was on the cross and saw His mother standing there He made arrangements for her welfare. He was mindful.
Others were conscious of the Lord’s mindfulness.
His own mother was, she said, “My soul glorifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant. ” (Luke 1:47 & 48).
David said, “ When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in space, what is man that You are mindful of him.. ” (Psalm 8: 4). Man is the crown of creation, created after God’s own image.
May we draw consolation from the words of the psalmist who said “The Lord remembers us and will bless us.” (Psalm 115 : 12).
Our Saviour showed concern and care,
As life on earth He chose to share.
It did not take Him long to find
Distress and need of ev’ry kind.
He mindful was of other’s needs,
And so performed outstanding deeds.
His love and care did demonstrate
To pain and hurt alleviate.
Our Lord was so approachable,
So loving and so merciful.
He mindful was of those who sought
His help, for ills they to Him brought.