Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thoughts on John 19:13-27

Pilate caves in to the Jewish leaders. He does, though, post the message "king of the Jews" on the cross to spite them. Jesus' mother and her sister were there. I wonder what they thought. I wonder if they remembered back when Mary was pregnant and a virgin.

Jesus, more God than man here (it seems to me), focuses on Mary and who would provide for her. Even in the act of bringing salvation to mankind, God sees the everyday needs of an individual, and it is significant to Him, and He acts on it. There is nothing that escapes Him. And even today in the midst of great world affairs, His eye is also bent on me.

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