The Family of Jesus

“Anyone who does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”  

Mark 3:35


It’s day three of the “Mark, a chapter a day for Easter” reading plan! If you missed the details, you can find them here, catch up, and join us!

Reading together as a family is proving to be a beautiful time. It is so inspiring to see God’s faithfulness as He reveals himself to our children through His Word.

Yesterday, one of mine asked, “Where does Jesus get his power from?” 

This is so special to me, because I want my own family to  really know Him, more than anyone else. 

I’m sure Jesus felt the same. He wanted his mother, and brothers to know him as their Savior. 

In this chapter, we read that they come to see him, and he stays inside the crowded home he is in, teaching. And says this: 


Jesus stayed focused on the kingdom work he was doing, but we see something interesting later in scripture… 

“They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus.”

‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Do you catch that?!?! 

Jesus’ mother and brothers were there, praying and believing, waiting to receive the Holy Spirit. 

Let’s stay focused on kingdom work (Matthew 6:33) as we keep praying for and loving our unbelieving family members. I know this revelation encouraged me to follow Jesus’ example and trust salvation of our loved ones to the Father as we continue following Him. 

What was your verse of the day? I’d love to hear how He’s speaking to you! 

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5 thoughts on “The Family of Jesus

  1. Verse 35 is one of my life verses as I have struggled with the relationships I have with my brother and mom and dad. I read this and know who my true family is and it is so comforting.

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  2. I hadn’t ever noticed that very important piece! I know “when 3 or more are gathhered…” but the family aspect is a great little piece you noticed! Thanks!

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