Family of God

Re:Verse passage – John 19:17-27 (day five) 

“When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” From that hour the disciple took her into his own household.”

Even as Jesus is being executed, He is teaching about relationships in the Body of Christ that is being formed. Here, He goes against the customary pattern for His earthly family to take care of their (His) mother. Instead, Jesus is initiating the loving and caring relationships we are to have within the Body of Christ for one another. We are the Family of God. Remember His words (Mark 10) after the encounter with the rich young ruler?  “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.”
How we love and care for others in the Family of God matters!!

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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