Sunday, March 4, 2012

7 Statements From the Cross - Statement 3

"He 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.  Mary was told she would be the vessel from which the Savior of the world 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 Apostle, 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 are they.  Take time to show them love today.  Give them their flowers while they live.
Don't forget to review the previous statements.  Please remember we're looking at each statement from Ash Wednesday until Easter.

Women At The Cross

John 19:25
Matthew 27:56
Mark 15:41
Mary, Jesus’ mother

Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene
Mary, the wife of Clopas and Jesus’ Aunt
Mary, James and Joseph’s mother
Mary, James and Joseph’s mother

Mary, the mother of the sons of Zebedee



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  2. Great blog. I look forward to reading more

  3. Thank you. Together we can learn more about our Father.