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Summary: Why Jesus chose John to takes cares of his mother Mary and not his brothers and sister. Here we also find out that if we desire greatness for our children for God;s glory God will grant it.

"Woman, here is your son,” “Here is your mother"

Text: John 19:26-27

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene.

When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

Illustration:

In 1994 a miss universe beauty pageant was held in the Philippines.

In the pageant, you know, they will choose the top fifteen candidates and then down to ten and then down to five. The remaining five then will answer a question from the judges they've drawn from a receptacle. Then after that, they will answer a one final question.

In this year pageant, the one final question was asked to the five contestants and this is the question.

WHAT IS THE ESSENCE OF BEING A WOMAN? All five candidates answered the question, this is the answer of Miss India.

'Being a woman by itself the very fact that you’re a woman is a gift of God, which all of us must appreciate, the origin of a child is a mother and is a woman, and a woman is the one who shared love and showed the man what love, caring, sharing is all about'.

Wherever we are in this world there is always this problem about abortion. Even in the medical ( arena ) field if there is a complication of giving birth, to choose between life and death of a mother and child is also a choice, depends on what the difficulty is. Other nations legalized abortion but to some nation in which abortion is not legal it is a battle how to save the life of a baby who has not experience how air feels like.

But this battle is not only a struggle for one person or one leader it is a responsibility to each individual particularly to women.

At one point, when a woman got pregnant and her reason is that the pregnancy was not planned, was not meant to be, was a mistake, what goes through the mind of the woman? Abortion, because it is unwanted child. Sometimes her partner will give consent for abortion too.

When Isaiah prophesied of a virgin birth of the messiah, does Mary knows herself that she is the one Isaiah signify to be the virgin to give birth of the messiah? No. There are many potential virgin women at the time of Mary.

Until the time comes that angel Gabriel appeared to her and told her that she will conceive and give birth to a son, through the holy spirit. Even though, Mary does not know that she was the virgin to give birth of the Messiah, does not mean she does not know the prophecy, yes, she does knows the prophecy.

When angel Gabriel told her she will conceive and give birth to a son, she accepted it without any hesitation or questions.

That is why you always hear this prayer from the Catholic, 'Hail Mary full of grace the lord is with you, BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG WOMEN, even Mary said in Luke 1: 48 behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

When Joseph knew that Mary is pregnant he wanted to end his relationship with her. But the angel said unto him in a dream, ‘take Mary home as your wife, for she will give birth to a son and you will call him Jesus because he will save his people from their sin'. So Joseph did what the angel told him to do.

Jesus was the firstborn son of Mary and Joseph, not only with Mary and Joseph but of all men as he was present and the creator of creation.

When Jesus was born he carried with him the two characters of being a being, the son of God and the son of man.

Being a firstborn, as Jesus was the eldest in the family is much responsibility. Sometimes in life some role of the parents is handed-down to the firstborn.

After Jesus was born, according to Matthew13:55 and Mark 3:31-32 Joseph and Mary were having other children.

We can understand that in the middle of Jesus ministry Joseph his father died. I want to give you a sight on which situation Joseph died – in (look for verse) when Jesus mother and sisters and brothers were looking for him one of the disciple said your mother brother sister are outside and wanted to see you, and Jesus said my brother and sister and mother are those who do the will of God. And Jesus as the firstborn, cannot attend of his mother because he is here on earth to do his heavenly father’s business.

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