23When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they divided his clothes among the four of them. They also took his robe, but it was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.24So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dice for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.” So that is what they did.
25Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene.26When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.”27And he said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.
John quotes from Psalm 22:18 regarding Jesus’ clothing. Reading Psalm 22 is like reading about Jesus’ crucifixion before it happened. It was written over 500 years before Christ but is like the author was there…and of course HE was. I love how John matter-of-factly states that the Word said this is what would happen, so that is exactly what had to happen. As if there could be no question. And there is no question. The next paragraph is like it. Jesus puts Mary and John in each other’s care, and that is exactly what happens. Whether He spoke through the Psalmist, or through his own lips, the author’s words are fulfilled.
I would advise you to spend some time in Psalm 22. It will build your faith and admiration for the Word of God. The Bible is fulfilled in all cases and in all times. You can count on it in your life, moment by moment.
Lord, help me to trust in your Word and your promises every day, and in every way. *obbs*