Why did Jesus entrust His Mother to the apostle John instead of His half brothers?
5-14-23, * — When Jesus was on the cross, both the apostle John and His Mother Mary stood nearby. In John 19:26–27 “When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved (John) nearby, he said to her, ‘Woman, here is your son,’ and to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ From that time on John took her into his home.”
Mary was probably a widow at this point because we don’t hear more of Joseph. Though she had four other sons -listed in Matthew 13:55 (blood half brothers James, Joses, Simon, Jude - Joseph was their father) why did the Lord chose John to provide care for Mary after He was gone? Well, it’s important that Jesus’ brothers did not become believers until after His resurrection (John 7:5). Apparently, His brothers were not even present at His crucifixion. Jesus entrusted Mary to John, who was a faithful believer, was present and He trusted him more.
The beauty of John 19:26–27 is reflected in the care Jesus had for His mother, clearly teaching the importance of caring for widows; something Jesus personally applied during His final hours of His earthly ministry. James, the half-brother of Jesus, later recorded such care for widows is “pure religion.” “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” (James 1:27). And Jesus repeated the command to honor parents. Matthew 18:19; Mark 10:19
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