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. -John 19:26-27
How Jesus Loved People
They just scourged him. They just pressed the thorny crown into his head. They just made him carry his own cross, as far as he was able, up the hill called the place of the Skull. And he was just crucified, they just nailed him to the cross, I mean, he’s actually hanging there, on the cross, between two criminals. And in the midst of all that, Jesus had the presence of mind to arrange for his mother to be taken care of after his death. (John 19:1-27)
How to Love Like Jesus
I’m guessing your circumstances are better than Jesus’.
Go and honor your mother.
[Image via Andy Ciordia – Creative Commons]
Wise words–honor your father and mother! Short and sweet, yet packs a punch on caring for loved ones!
It also reminds me of preparing for our inevitable departure on this world scene. We need to be prepared at any given moment.
First, we need to KNOW our Messiah intimately through the new birth.
Second, we need to make sure our loved ones are taken care of should we leave earlier than expected. Spouses take note.
Young marrieds tend to not think about this scenario because they expect to pass when they get much older, so they put off securing the life insurance for later. Think of your spouse, your children. Sadly, sometimes there is no “later”.
Third, daily reinforce the same sacrificial love towards others by considering their needs.
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