John 19:23–27 (ESV)
The Crucifixion (Part 2)
23 When the soldiers had
crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, 24 so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots
for it to see whose it shall be.” This was to fulfill the Scripture which says,
“They divided my garments among them,
and for my clothing they cast lots.”
the soldiers did these things, 25 but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother,
“Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
John focuses on the casting lots for Jesus clothing, which is very interesting.
This is prophesied in Psalm 22. There are many more prophecies, but John focuses on this one. The casting lots was prophesied about 900 years before Jesus was born on earth. It is actually good to go and read Psalm 22 and see all the prophecies
in the Psalm. Before Jesus dies, he tells John to take care of his mother. She will be as a mother to him and he will serve as a son to her. What this is saying is that Jesus is passing the responsibility of his mother over to John.
I know that my Mom is going down hill with her health. I am taking care of her, but the day is coming where God will be taking care of her. He IS doing it now, but the day is coming when He will take her home to heaven.
I pray: O
Lord, help me to take care of my Mother, I know the day is coming when you will take her home. Help me to continue to cherish my visits with her. She is a woman of faith, help her and all of us to endure unto the end. Amen.