“The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, ‘They have no more wine’” (John 2.3 NLT).
There are so many layers of symbolism to Jesus’ first public miracle at the Wedding at Cana that it would take more than one lifetime to discover all the revelation. But one of the most obvious truths gleaned from this account is Mary, Jesus Mother, had complete faith that Jesus would solve the problem. Even though Jesus expressly said that His time hadn’t come and that the lack of wine wasn’t their problem, Mary would not take no for an answer. She simply looked at the servants and preemptively told them to do whatever Jesus told them to do. She didn’t know how Jesus was going to fix the problem, but she had absolute trust that He could and would. Most of the miracles Jesus performed were in the midst of desperation, and people pleaded with Jesus to help them and their situation. But Mary was different. She didn’t plead or beg; she moved expectantly, knowing that Jesus could do the miraculous. She gave orders in the circumstance according to her belief in Jesus, not according human laws of nature and physics. As Jesus’ Mother, she probably had a front row seat to the miracles Jesus could do. One wonders on what occasion Jesus supernaturally provided for His family in private. Mary knew what Jesus could do, and her faith in the supernatural was solid. Today, we can read about Jesus’ miracles. We can read His promises in the Bible. Our faith can be just as solid as Mary’s. We can move according to what Jesus can do in our desperate situation. We don’t have to beg or plead; rather, we can take actions according to God’s promises and the supernatural power of Jesus Christ in our lives.
“But his mother told the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you’” (John 2.5 NLT).
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