It is amazing what remains important. With all that Jesus suffered in preparation and then the actual crucifixion, Jesus makes sure his mom is cared for before he dies. He now made sure the world was redeemed, but he also made sure the details were covered. John’s account was not as detailed as others, but was told from the perspective of a dear friend. He wanted the World to realize this Savior was the one and cared for the greatest and the least with equal fervor.
That message rings equally true in our time. With the world literally coming apart at the seams, Jesus still is as concerned for each life great and small. Of course the events of the day are significant, but, so are the tears of a mother and the sickness of a child. When Jesus died, he literally changed the world. But, that was not the end of the work. One musician said it best–it was the end of the beginning. Jesus is as involved in the lives of his chosen today as he was with John 2000 years ago. Trust him, follow him and see if he does not care for you as he did his mom on the day it was finished!
God Bless You
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,”
and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”
A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down.
The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other.
But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.
Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.
The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe.
These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,”
and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.”