Sorry this post is going to be so short, but I'm struggling with Ezekiel and wanted to focus just a bit on our John passage.
I love that Jesus, in the midst of His agony on the cross, makes sure that someone He loves and trusts will take care of His mother after He has gone. Of course, unlike His mother or John, Jesus knows He's going to be gone, not because of His imminent death, but because of His ascension after His resurrection. Jesus displays such compassion at a time when it would be entirely justified for His sole concern to be enduring the pain of the cross. Such utter selflessness!
I also love the mention of Joseph and Nicodemus, secret followers of Jesus, who come out of hiding, risking their reputations, in order to give Jesus a proper burial. Do we ever act like secret believers? There comes a time when we need to step out and let others know whom we follow. Are we willing to do that at the risk of our reputations?
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Ezekiel 47-48; John 20