The day He died, Jesus had the best view on the hill.

Among other things He saw that day, He saw His mother standing beside John, “the disciple He loved.” He gave them to each other that day – John to her as a son, and her to John as a mother.

But the beholding I would like to share about here is our own beholding; what we need to see in connection with the day He died.

Pilate presented Jesus to the crowd and said, “Behold the man.” Jesus was wearing a crown that day.

Many years before that day another king wrote: “Behold …” – Well, perhaps you might want to read it for yourself in Song of Songs 3:11.

While you are there, please note the context beginning with verse 7.

And here are a couple of clues that might help with your own beholding: Jesus said that these Scriptures were all about Him, and, another way of understanding Who this passage is about is to remember that king Solomon was also the Son of David.

Jesus began to put the solitary in families even before He died.

By Jay Ferris, Originally posted March 3, 2011

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6 Responses to Behold

  1. Carleen Ferris says:

    many people don’t know about the blessing we have in Jesus when He gave us the joy of being put into each others lives in a special way, as spoken about above. Jesus did put the solitary in families. Thank you Lord.

  2. Do you think that Jay was saying that if we behold the thorn-crowned Man, seeing Him as the glorious King, who will also come in triumph (as Solomon did), the intimacy which we, who are necessarily solitary because of the way we are distanced from the world and the spirit of organised religion, will experience with Him will result in us being put in some kind of family? i.e., those who have also known Him intimately and been with Him in Spirit?

    • Hi Frances, that’s very insightful your comment and how you thought that one through. Especially your thought about why we are “solitary!” I have to ruminate on that one for awhile.

      Meanwhile, Jay did another post similar to this one, only longer, that also talks about the “beholding” going on by Mary and John at the foot of the cross. And that it was then [I love this part :-D] they entered into a family relationship together. (“Mary behold your son, John, behold your mother. And from that day on John took Mary into his home”)

      And yes, the second beholding that is being compared, is of the Bride upon Solomon – which he just touches on here. It’s a beautiful comparison to dwell on though, isn’ t it?

      My initial sense is that we potentially are given family members in particular, only when we come into contact with someone who, like us, is gazing upon Christ (i.e. Solomon) at the same moment. This is where true intimacy begins. Not in gazing at each other (i.e. seeing each other in the flesh), but gazing at Christ. It’s the flesh that is a hang-up for receiving this family, and living in it – all of which is talked more about in the longer post.

      Which is:

      Thank you again for this, Frances!

  3. Do you think that Jay was saying that if we behold the thorn-crowned Son of Man, who is also the triumphant Son of David to come, we (who are necessarily distanced from the world and the spirit of organised religion) will, as a result of the intimacy we experience with Him, be placed in family, alongside those who have also been intimate with Him and know the fellowship of the Spirit?

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