L. A. Marzulli
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
John 2: 1-5
I love this chapter! The scene is this. Mary and Jesus, along with His disciples have been invited to a wedding feast. In other words they must know who it is that’s getting married otherwise there would be no invite.
Mary goes to Jesus and informs him that the wine has run out. How does she know this? Was she privy to this information because she was friends of the people or family getting married? Why would she involve herself unless she was? I know I’m speculating here, and there are some who say we shouldn’t do this! LOL! Sorry! Inquiring minds want the details!
At any rate she goes to Jesus and let’s Him know that there’s no wine. Why? What is she expecting Him to do? I just love this story! Jesus states, that this has nothing to do with Him and that His hour has not yet come.
This entire exchange is so pregnant with meaning it just blows me away. Mary knows. She knows who He is. She must have witnessed who-knows-what in the years when Jesus was growing up. Did he do miracles in her sight? Perhaps raising a dead bird back to life, or taking a stroll across the Jordan when He thought no one was looking. We don’t know and the Bible is very silent on this and according to some Biblical pundits we’re not allowed to travel in such heretical machinations! (LOL)
The bottom line is this for me. Mary knows who He is. Now the servants seem to be with Mary when she goes up to Jesus informing Him that they’ve run out of wine. I would give anything to see the look on His face when she confronts Him! At any rate she turns to the servants—and here’s the punch line—she instructs the servants to do whatever He tells you to do! She knows! She’s must have been through it before. She knows He’s going to do something that will blow everyone’s minds. Form experience, she knows to do exactly what He instructs.
We all know the story but it’s easy to miss what is going on as Jesus tells the servants to fill the water-pots and then somehow, He manipulates space-time-matter-and energy and Viola! The water turns into wine and not just ordinary wine but as the steward of the feast declares: You have saved the best wine for last.
I love the gospels. I love reading about Jesus. I love the exchange He has with Mary, his mother.
In closing todays Bun. Jesus can come into our lives and where there is no provision and seemingly no way to obtain it, He can create provision for us. He knows our every thought. He has a plan for us, but we need to yield ourselves to Him and spend time in His forge, on his anvil, being shaped into the men and women He knows we can be. Sometimes this is painful, and seemingly without end, but this is how we are changed into the men and women ready for His service.
One last thought. There will be a wedding feast in Heaven, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. I wonder what the main course will be? I wonder how He will seat us all? Who will serve us? I wonder….