Behold your Son, Behold your mother!

John 19: 26, “Jesus said to the disciple whom he loved, “Behold, your mother”, and to his mother he said, “Behold, your son.”

Jesus talks about his work all the time in Holy scripture.

Jesus says in John 5:17, “My father is always at his work to this very day and I too am working.” Jesus again said in John 4:34, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”

What work Jesus was doing and what work he wants his disciples to continue as per his word, “You shall do greater works than I did.”

During Jesus’ ministry of this earth, the Kingdom of God was at the core of Jesus’ mission and his work on this earth. He has extended the same work to his disciples. Jesus’ work is twofold – Reconciliation and Delegation. Reconciliation of the lost to God, the father and delegation of Kingdom work to those who have been reconciled to God through the Son.

Reconciliation and delegation go together to spread the kingdom. When Jesus appeared to Paul (Saul), He reconciled Paul to God and at the same time delegated Ananias to go to Paul to heal him.

When the Lord appeared to Cornelius, He reconciled him to God with by saying, “Your prayers and the works of charity have come up as a memorial offering before God.” At the same time, He delegated Peter to go to Cornelius to preach the good news to him and his household.

Even on the cross, Jesus was busy doing reconciliation and delegation.

He reconciled the world to God, the father and delegated certain task to Mary and John. To John he said, “Behold, your mother.” and to Mary he said, “Behold, your Son.”

Reconciliation and delegation…

Those of us who have been reconciled to God through the Son have been delegated to the care of others. Lets bow down before the father pleading him to open our eyes to see where and to whom the Lord want us to go. The Lord will reveal the same way he revealed to Paul and Ananias, Cornelius and Peter, and John (Son) and Mother (Mary).

Father God, I thank you for the gift of salvation. Let your Holy Spirit guide me to go the right way to glorify your name. In Jesus name, Amen!