Jesus Crucifixion and Mary

  Jesus Crucifixion and Mary

Jesus' Crucifixion and Mary - What role did Mary play?

John was at Jesus’ crucifixion and Mary was given to him for care. Jesus loved His mother and handed her over to John. From that time on, the disciple John took her into his home.

John records this in the gospel he wrote:

“Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, ‘Dear woman, here is your son,’ and to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ From that time on, this disciple took her into his home” (John 19:25-27).

Jesus’ crucifixion and Mary – The Significance
Jesus was obeying the law to honor one’s parents, so He made provision for His earthly mother. She was probably widowed by this time. Having no personal income, Jesus was providing for her physical needs. Jesus saw John as a humble, loving man and felt comfortable giving him the care of His own mother, Mary.

Early church history indicates that John cared for Jesus’ mother until she died.

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