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Two times Jesus called His mother Mary, 'woman' in the bible.
King James Version
2 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
John 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
Happy Easter to all! He is risen and yay for us! It came to me today, on Easter Sunday 2022. I have had this on my mind for a week or so. This is purely speculation but makes sense to me.
The Cana Wedding: As Jesus says to Mary after she asks Him to help with the wine, John 2: 4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. I feel this is Jesus doing Gods work, He was to do miracles and show He was truly the Son of God when 'His time had come." When He would become the Son of God to all on earth. Yes, he was always the Son of God even as a child, even when first born.. but whenever He does such miracles or speaks of how we should be to get to the kingdom of God she is not His mother anymore she is woman, like all women on earth. He is Gods word made flesh. There is a fine line here, I feel, and He is showing that fine line by calling His mother, 'woman' while doing His Father's work.
He only called her that twice in the whole bible and each time was when He was actively doing His Father's work or a miraculous moment like turning the water to wine. Actively 'showing' He had powers above all on earth. Calling His mother 'woman,' separated her from Him as His mother to show He was doing it for all of mankind, not just His family on earth. I.E. his mother or siblings. If carrying water to her, would be 'mother'. If walking with, living with all of His life before His time had come, she was 'mother.' But when walking His time to save all and show all He is the Son of God, the Savior and she is shown to be part of all on earth and is called, 'woman' not any different from any human on earth. The same on the cross in excruciating pain. I do not feel this is a moment when He shows all that He wants people to take care of His mother. He was showing once more that Mary is of the earth. When Jesus's time came to do what He came down to earth to do, she was a person like all on the earth and from the earth. Separating with that fine line. Yes, she was His mother by immaculate conception and was His mother on earth and called such before His time came to become not the son of Mary but the Son of God. His transition into the pure spiritual world with God, and as God, word made flesh. And doing this sacrifice for all of mankind putting her into that place. She is not above any other woman on earth, she is 'woman' not mother. The fine line, the separation had to be shown and spoken to the world.
While He was on earth as a human, God's word in flesh, He spoke that all alive were His brothers and sisters and mother.
Matthew 12:46-50 KJV. Specifically this ~ 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
This is what I feel was happenin Showing the transition from God in flesh to God as the Holy Trinity, God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit. For Jesus is God and God is the Holy Trinity. Let's drop it down a notch if that sounds too insane. Jesus becomes spirit in whole, no longer of the world but with God in complete union and communion with Spirit, flesh and mind. He is Word made flesh and He is alive still, in flesh, but also spirit, mind and soul. And He is showing all that Mary, while Jesus is doing what He came here to do, is a woman like all other women on earth. She is not any better or worse than anyone she is like all of us He died to save. From the earth, of the earth.
Ponder and pray on it. I could be just insane and off my noggin but why would He have called her woman if it didn't mean something profound? All words Jesus spoke and are written have a meaning and a lesson. By calling Mary not mother but woman, tells me the lesson that she is a woman like all others. She gave birth to Him so that He could become flesh as man is made flesh. He had to live as man, word made flesh and to do that needed a mother to give birth to Him. She was His mother. But when doing God's work the fine line is shown that she is human and a woman like all other women on earth and His sacrifice is for her also as a 'woman.' A thought?
Thank you for reading and being on this journey with me for God. We are all so truly blessed, even if we have horrendous adversities God's will be done. Even Jesus asked to possibly not have to do this suffering. "nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt."
Matthew 26: 39 KJV
“And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”
Worry not on life. Keep reaching to know and learn all the levels. God is showing all of us. He is a great teacher and Father and He loves us so much that He gave His only son for us to be forgiven and our souls to live and not die.
God bless all. .. even you, the one over there