"Woman, behold, your son!" (John 19:26) and "Behold, your mother!" (John 19:27)
When Jesus saw His mother and John standing near the cross, He placed
her care in John's hands. The Bible says that John took Mary into his
own home to receive care and provision. It's of note that as Jesus
approaches death, He is concerned with the welfare of his mother. Jesus
is showing us what it means to honor our mother and father even in the
final moments of life. In the midst of the most important and essential
mission ever conducted, Jesus doesn't overlook his responsibility to
His own mother.
Here a few takeaways that I can see from the text:
#1--Our responsibility to honor parents goes way beyond our childhood.
Just because we are grown, doesn't mean we're beyond the 5th
#2--Honoring parents is a high priority. If it's a task that Jesus
performs while on the cross, then it's a task we need to make time for
regardless of how busy we are.
#3--If we're not honoring our parents, then we aren't honoring God. He requires it! (See Exodus 20:12 and Ephesians 6:2-3)
My mother is my root, my
foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief
that the ability to achieve starts in your mind. –Michael Jordan