Statement 3: Jesus said “to his mother, ‘Dear woman, here is your son,’ and to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother'” (see John 19:26-27).
In the first two statements Jesus was still ministering to the people. He clearly displayed His deity. Now, Jesus takes care of His mother. What could be going through Mary’s mind? Years earlier she received an angelic visit. She was told she would be the vessel from which the would be housed, for a lack of a better term. Now, her first born is on a cross and nearing death. Despite His condition, He was concerned with her present and future condition. We should take comfort in knowing that Christ is always looking out for us. John, although now an adult and seasoned , has been adopted into Jesus’ family. He wanted John to take care of His mother.
Who can you take care of this week? Is it through prayer? Is it through a phone call? Is it through the repairing of a fractured relationship? Ask our Father to show you which direction you should go this week. Also, if you have a parent…remember one key thing. You are growing older and wiser…so are they. Take time to show them love today. Give them their flowers while they live.
Click here to see who stayed at The Cross.
- 7 Statements From The Cross – Statement 1 (elderyvesjohnson.wordpress.com)
- 7 Statements From the Cross – Statement 2 (elderyvesjohnson.wordpress.com)