|While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His mother and His brothers stood outside seeking to speak to Him.|
|And someone said to Him, Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside seeking to speak to You.|
|But He answered and said to him who spoke to Him, Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?|
In verses 46 through 50 we see a great turn, even a dispensational turn. From this point onward, Jesus’ relationship with people is not based upon the natural birth, but upon the spiritual birth. Whoever does the will of the Father who is in heaven is a relative of Jesus. In other words, at the end of chapter twelve, the Lord indicated strongly that He had given up the entire race of Israel. After that, His relationship with people was to be based upon something spiritual. All those who do the will of the Father are His relatives. Hallelujah, we are not only Christ’s relatives, but His members!