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Behold your Son, Behold Your Mother

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John 19:23 ESV
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom,
John 19:24 ESV
so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.” This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.” So the soldiers did these things,
John 19:25 ESV
but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

Standing when the whole world is falling

The adversative conjunction but introduces a sharp contrast between the callous indifference of the soldiers
who were gambling for Christ’s clothes (and, by implication, the sneering hatred of the rulers [] and the mocking contempt of those passing by []), and the compassionate love of a small group of loyal followers.
Look at these Loving Loyal Ladies
Where are the Brothers ??
Where are the Apostles ??
Where is Peter ??
They were standing by (para; “beside,” or, “alongside”) the cross of Jesus, close enough for Him to speak to them. (Later, either driven away by the soldiers, or unable to bear any longer the sight of Christ’s suffering at such close range, they retreated some distance away to where a larger group of Christ’s followers was standing [].) Their love for Jesus overcame their fear (cf. ), and they came to Him.

Standing Even when Disappointed

The Mother of the sons of Zebedee (i.e., James and John).
She appears elsewhere in the New Testament by name only in as one of the women who bought spices to anoint the body of Jesus.
Matthew 20:20 KJV 1900
Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.

Standing Because I’ve Got A Reason / Because of what He’s Done for Me

Mary Magdalene figures prominently in the accounts of Christ’s resurrection (20:1–18; ; ; ).
Her name suggests that she was from the village of Magdala, located on the west shore of the Sea of Galilee between Capernaum and Tiberias. describes her as one “from whom seven demons had gone out” through the ministry of Jesus.
Luke 8:2 ESV
and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,

Standing Even with a Broken Heart

Luke 2:35 ESV
(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”
Luke
The mother of Jesus appears only twice in the Fourth Gospel: in 2:1–11 at the wedding in Cana and here in 19:25–27 at the foot of the cross. At Cana she demonstrated exemplary faith in Jesus, telling the servants to do whatever he told them. Here we see Jesus, in extremity, acting as an exemplary son, making provision for his mother by entrusting her to the care of the disciple whom he loved. His mother was henceforth to regard this disciple as her son, and the disciple was to regard her as his mother, thus taking over the responsibility that had belonged to Jesus during his lifetime. The reason why he entrusted her to the beloved disciple instead of one of his own brothers was probably because at that time they did not believe in him as his mother did (7:2–5) and were not present at the crucifixion. The beloved disciple proved to be an exemplary disciple:
John 19:26 ESV
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”

Because I’m Standing there will Be A Great Exchange

John 19:23 ESV
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom,
John 19:
John 19:24 ESV
so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.” This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.” So the soldiers did these things,
John 19:27 ESV
Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
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