7 Last Words of Jesus: Behold Your Mother

 

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. — John 19:26-27

Here is love again! Jesus reminds us that family matters as He honors His mother, even amidst affliction. Although He is transitioning from being her son to her Redeemer, from an earthly son to being THE Son of God in His full glory — He remembers where He comes from. He sees to it that she is cared for, fulfilling His earthly assignment as a son to His parents.

In His greatest hour of pain, His compassion and selflessness shine brighter than ever. His love for the Father is shown in His love for humanity. God wants us to love those well that He’s entrusted to us. May your compassion shine brighter even in your hour of pain!