31 Then His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him. 32 A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You.” 33 Answering them, He said, “Who are My mother and My brothers?” 34 Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, “Behold My mother and My brothers! 35 For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother.” ~ Mark 3:31-34 (NASB)
Lord, I am so blessed to be part of Your family—to be a sister to Jesus. If I had been His mother Mary, I might have been very hurt, but she knew from before Jesus’ conception that He was not hers, but Yours. She was chosen by You to give birth to Your Son, but His loyalty was always to You, His Father. As a member of His eternal family, lead me to love and serve You as Jesus did on earth. In His name. Amen.