231107 – “Here Is Your Son.”

READ: John 19: 25-29 

“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.” 

Life doesn’t come with instructions which is why God gave us moms. From the time we cry our first breath, our mothers are there for us. They changed our diapers. They kissed hurt knees and scraped elbows. They cheered as we fumbled through our first steps. They cried when we faced our first heartbreak. Moms are the best, and mothers never want anything bad to happen to their children.  

In this passage, Mary had to watch in horror as her own son was nailed to a tree and mocked in a public execution. She sobbed as He gasped for air. Little did she know that He was giving His life to save hers. As life was leaving His body, Jesus used His valuable last words to show concern for Mary. He gazed at her, blood dripping down His brow, and said, “Dear woman, here is your son.” He motioned towards His beloved disciple, John. In this amazing moment, we get a glimpse of Christ’s concern for the hurting. Look at this life-changing love! Jesus used His dying words to ensure the needs of His dear mother were met.  

He also has the same heart for you. He doesn’t want you to feel alone. He doesn’t want you to struggle on your own. Even when facing a crisis of His own, He was concerned for Mary. In the grand scheme of things, this is a small problem if you think about it. Jesus was waging a war with the devil, sin, and death. However, He took the time to show His concern for a struggling mother. There is no problem too big or too small to prevent Jesus from seeing you and caring for you.