'Whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is My brother, and My sister, and mother.' -- Mark iii.35.
There was a conspiracy to seize Jesus because He is 'mad,' and Mary was in the plot!
I. The example for us.
(1) Of how all natural and human ties and affections are to be subordinated to doing God's will.
Obedience to Him is the first and main thing to which everything else bows, and which determines everything.
If others compete or interfere, reject them.
Out of that common obedience new ties are formed among men.
(2) Of how all these ties may be doubled in power and preciousness by being based on that obedience.
II. The promise for us.
Of Christ's loving relationship in which He finds delight; in which He sustains and transcends all these in His own proper person and to each.