When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “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 19:26-27

The Lord in his weakened, disfigured, and bloodied state was not thinking of himself. Looking down at his broken hearted, probably widowed mother, with her looking up at him, showed his deep concern for her. Wanting to make sure she was cared for, he asked John, whom he loved, to treat her like his own mother. Truly one of the loveliest, tenderest acts during those terrible hours of Calvary. Wonderful to see she was one of the 120 in the upper room waiting for the coming Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:14)

Daily Reading: Job 6

Bible in One Year: John 9 24-41; 2 Chronicles 7; Malachi 4