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12. Jesus on the cross, his mother and his disciple (John 19:25-27)
John 19:25–27 (NIV84)

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 his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

Jesus saw His mother and his disciple,
love filled His heart,
in spite of His pain,
He felt for their pain,
and was concerned for His mother.
Look after My mother, Jesus told His beloved disciple,
look after one another,
love one another,
as Jesus loves them.

In spite of Your pain and suffering,
You still find the place for us in Your Heart,
care for one another,
love one another,
as You have loved us.
Lord, teach us to love as You do.
Lord, teach us to love as You do.

Yours is a practical love,
not just words and empty promises,
not full of romantic notions.
Love that involves getting Your hands dirty,
suffering and sacrificial giving,
even laying down Your life for us.
Lord, teach us to love as You do.
Lord, teach us to love as You do.