Woman, Behold Your Son

Woman, Behold Your Son

This week, we continue our Lenten journey from the cross to the tomb as we explore Jesus’ last words, “Woman, behold your son,” and to his disciple, “behold your mother.” These are words Jesus spoke to his mother, Mary, and his disciple, John. These words are a message of compassion, provision, and a new relationship forged in faith. This Sunday we are going to take some creative license and, through scripture’s stories, we will enter Mary’s first-person narrative in a powerful way as we explore the journey of a manger that became a cross, and then a throne; a sword that pierces the soul; and the woman who pondered it all in her heart.

John 19:25-27

25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman,[a] here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.


[a] The Greek for Woman does not denote any disrespect.

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