Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Lk 8:19-21

19 Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd. 20 And he was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.” 21 But he said to them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”

Jesus is in the midst of ministry when his mother & brothers come to see him. He’s told “your mum’s here”.

“Your mum’s here” always gets a response from us & Jesus is no different. Jesus redefines who his mother & brothers are saying that even they needed to change in their relationship with Him.   For any of us to be truly related to Jesus we need to not only hear what he says but we also need to “do it”.

Jesus help me to be someone who is truly related to you, and not to hesitate to do or practice what you teach.

Written by Suzie Hodgson

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  1. Richard says:

    Mother and brothers who are they?

    Jesus sent shock waves through his followers, and the whole society, with his response to a request for attention from his family. In Jesus’ world family unity and solidarity were far, far more important than today. So why so seemingly abrupt, so counter cultural.

    Jesus’ statement that His mothers and brothers are those who obey God’s Word is unlikely to be to diminish the family or the culture of the time, more that simply being born into a culture and nation doesn’t make you one of Jesus’ family.

    Jesus is making the declaration that all who obey God’s Word are His family, not based on blood lines but faith-filled obedience. I love this it means I can be one of Jesus’ brothers.

    Father thank You that faith in You is what includes us in Your family not being born at the right place at the right time, thanks Lord.

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