A Heavenly Harvest

Jesus's Concern, Affection and Power at the Cross

Written by Pastor Aldo Leon on .

John 19:25-27 25 “Standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple He loved standing there, He said to His mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.”(HCSB)

What a man says in the ending moments of His life is most telling about who He is and what He is about. Here the gospel of John gives us gospel treasure concerning what kind of a cross our Savior bears for us. The first thing we see here is the Lord’s concern from the cross. While our Lord is hung up naked, bleeding out with nails stapled to His body, suffering the eternal wrath of God, He speaks about the need for family affection amongst the people of the church. We often make the cross about many things that we choose but what we see here is that the cross is deeply and profoundly concerned with those who have benefited from it, loving one another with a family-like affection. Brothers and sisters, we can do many things and do them well, but if we do not see the cross as a work which makes people in the church of most concern then we have missed Christianity entirely.

The next thing we see in this event is the great affection of the cross. Our Lord hangs here between heaven and earth suffering more than anyone and everyone would ever suffer and yet His concern is for the good of His people. This is not just a scene from long ago, but this is an eternal reality! God the Son is most concerned that His little lambs be loved and cared for and treasured and so in the moment when it would be most appropriate to be concerned for Himself, He shows us that He is not concerned with Himself While our Lord is hung up naked, bleeding out with nails stapled to His body, suffering the eternal wrath of God, He speaks about the need for family affection amongst the people of the church. We often make the cross about many things that we choose but what we see here is that the cross is deeply and profoundly concerned with those who have benefited from it, loving one another with a family-like affection. and His sufferings but rather with our well-being, what a lover, what a Savior!

The last thing we see here is the power of the cross. Notice that Jesus declares John the son of Mary and declares Mary the mother of John and from that moment it was so, the text says. We may have the tendency to say, “Oh what a nice young man was John, how obedient was he.” No my brothers and sisters, it should be said rather, “what a mighty Savior our Lord is and what a mighty cross that when He speaks something, so it is.” The Lord on the cross declares us family members due to the fact that the forgiveness it provides and the perfect righteousness it grants makes us all sons and daughters in Christ. We are declared a family by the power of the cross! We are made family by the power of the cross! We are enabled to act as a family by the power of the cross! Oh, see this precious truth that sinners who are separated and isolated from one another, separated by boasting in their race, their gender, their money are declared and made an intimate family by the power of a crucified Savior! So, dear church, may we see the world through this blood-lens and so have our Savior’s concern, experience our Savior’s affection and taste more of our Savior’s power.

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