So the soldiers did these things, but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus 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!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. John 19:24b-27
That Jesus cared about others is evident throughout His ministry but for me it is most evident in today’s verses. Jesus is nailed to a cross dying one of the most agonizing deaths the Romans could come up with and He is worried about His mother.
I wish I could say I would be that concerned about someone else in a similar situation but I am afraid I would be too concerned with me to think about someone else. Jesus was always thinking about others. That is why He came to earth. It is really simple; everyone you know will at some point let you down. Yes, some will stand by you better than others but everyone will disappoint you. There will come a time when they will not be there when you need them. That is true for your spouse, mother, father, brothers and sisters and your friends and co-workers. They will all let you down.
Only Jesus will always be there for you. He promised He would never leave us or forsake us and He keeps His promises. When times are good He is there and when things go wrong there He is. Unlike those around us, Jesus will always be there. He will always love us and He always has good in store for us. We can always count on Jesus.
Rest assured that the man who while hanging on a cross was concerned that someone take care of His mother will be there in your greatest hour of need. He is there to comfort you and He is there to save you. All you need do is ask Him into your life. Jesus stands knocking on the door and all you need do is invite Him in.
Have a blessed day,