In John 19:25-28, we see Jesus Christ appoint Mary the mother of John the Beloved in his capacity and role as a disciple of Jesus Christ. [I will likely write several posts on this topic.]
John 19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own [“home” does not appear in the original language; it’s a domestication inference of male translators they added in and noted as an add-in].
28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
First, it is carnal to vainly imagine that last act of Jesus towards the church and His disciples from the cross is a “domestic appointment” of “John caring for Mary in His stead”. Jesus Christ made it clear throughout His ministry that He did not come to speak of and minister regarding a domestic or natural family. Rather, Jesus Christ came to minister to the family of God as Messiah.
Matthew 12:47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
To vainly imagine that Jesus Christ from the cross was speaking out of His flesh in carnality to make a natural family domestic appointment of Mary as mother and John the Beloved as manchild son: is perhaps the most ludicrous exegesis in history.Tweet