Matthew 12:46–50 (ESV)
Jesus’ Mother and Brothers
he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. 48 But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 And
stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
Jesus’ family comes to speak with Him, but He gently rebuffs them in order to make the point that all Christians are His sisters, brothers, and mother. None of us deserves to be included in this
sacred relationship. But our Savior’s arms, once extended on the cross, now embrace us with His forgiving love and empowering grace.
I pray: My Brother,
Jesus, assure me of Your presence, and guide me as I seek to do my Father’s will. Amen.