What Jesus Did! 'Family at the Foot of the Cross' — John 19:25-27

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Jesus' mother stood near his cross. His mother's sister was also standing there with Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. Jesus saw his mother. He also saw the follower that he loved very much standing there. He said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son." Then Jesus said to the follower, "Here is your mother." So after that, this follower took Jesus' mother to live in his home.
— John 19:25-27 NLT
Illustration of John 19:25-27 NLT — "Dear woman, here is your son."   ——   "Here is your mother."

Key Thought

We find our family at the foot of the Cross. Jesus' death brings us all together, destroying any and every barrier that would keep us from coming home and being family with each other.

Today's Prayer

Holy and righteous Father, make our church your real family as we look with each other at the Cross and what it should mean to us. Please make us more unified as we all draw more closely to your Son Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 John 1:1-4
  • Luke 8:21
  • Romans 8:15

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.