Re:Verse passage – John 19:1-30 (day five)
Then He *said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” From that hour the disciple took her into his own household.
With these instructions for John, Jesus begins a new paradigm for relationships and ministry within the community of faith- the responsibility of loving and caring for one another. The custom would have been for Jesus to place his mother in the care and provision of his brothers. Keep it in the family. Jesus has a new model for love and care- the family of God. We are meant to find encouragement, love, provision, and great care in our church family. Have you received this kind of kindness and concern from brothers and sisters in Christ? Do you show it to others in your Bible Study group? Circle of 6? Network of church friends?
As we live together in our community of faith, let us do (Body Life) loving and caring for each other in the Body of Christ.