Apr 25, 2017
A daily devotional through the recorded words Jesus spoke while
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- Thanks for joining me today for "A Little Walk with God." I'm
your host Richard Agee.
- Wills are really important. Jesus made a will during His last
moments on the cross. Listen to what He said.
- John 19:26-27
- Jesus (to Mary, His
mother): Dear woman, this is your son
(motioning to the beloved disciple)! (to John,
His disciple) This is now your mother.
- At age 22, I made my first will. My wife had the original and
my parents and in-laws both received copies.
- Parents and in-laws were a little shocked
- Why was I making a will at such a young age
- Army wanted every soldier to have a will because we deploy to a
conflict at a moment’s notice
- Important to let someone know your wishes before you pass
- Avoids family fights over the things you leave behind
- Didn’t have much, but told where all of it went
- Subsequent wills determined what happened to minor children
should both my wife and I die simultaneously or should she precede
me in death
- I wanted to know who was raising my children and that the
values they held were similar to mine
- Jesus didn’t have much that we know of in terms of earthly
- Mary’s son, but not Joseph’s son
- May not have been heir to Joseph’s inheritance since he was not
- May not have owned anything more than the clothes on His
- Don’t hear of material things Jesus possessed
- Talks about teaching and preaching accepting what is offered
and staying in homes opened to them. Expect that was His practice
- In the room where He at the Passover with His disciples gave
them His last will and testament
- My peace I give you
- I leave my legacy of peace with you
- I’m preparing a place for you and I’m coming back
- On the cross, looks down and sees His mother
- May have seen her following at the edge of the crowd as He
carried His cross
- May have seen her agony and grief
- Could not comfort her while the soldiers pushed Him toward
- Did not want to depart without giving Mary what He had for
- Gave His last will and testament to her
- All He could give at that point to keep her from being
destitute as a widow in a land that didn’t recognize the importance
- Mary, treat John as your son. John, treat Mary as your mother.
Comfort each other in my absence. Draw strength from each other and
care for each other
- Wills are important, even to Jesus. They are about taking care
of the ones you love.
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