On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, â€œThey have no more wine.â€
â€œDear woman, why do you involve me?â€ Jesus replied. â€œMy time has not yet come.â€
His mother said to the servants, â€œDo what ever he tells you.â€
Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus said to the servants, â€œFill the jars with waterâ€; so they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them, â€œNow draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.â€
They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine.
John 2:1-9 (NIV)
Mary saw a problem situation and she took it to the One who she knew had the answer. Hmmm.
Jesus did not produced a bag of money to go buy more wine. He did not pull back a curtain and show a hidden wine cellar. Jesus first seems to indicate He is not going to become involved in the problem. Then He gives an order that seems to have nothing to do with the problem! Hmmm.
The solution came after the servants did what Jesus said. The answer followed obedience! What if the servants had not obeyed? What if I see the problem, take it to Jesus, and then do not obey? Hmmm.
Jesus asks me to forgive even when I am hurt and angry.
Jesus asks me to give even money is tight.
Jesus asks me to be patient even when others are idiots!
I can not see God’s face but Jesus tells me to pray and believe in Him.
The answer follows obedience!
The timing of the answer is perfect. The answer is perfect. It is my ears and heart that can eschew the end results. Jesus said that our relationship is more than Master and servant. It is friends who know each other.(John 15) Jesus gave me the Holy Spirit. Paul reminds me that it is that same Spirit that helps me to know the Spirit of God.(1 Corinthians 2) As I know God, I will hear God and willingly obey God.
This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him. John 2:11 (NIV)
The miracle at Cana that I see today is not water turning into wine. Today I see the obedience of those who did not even recognize Jesus as God and yet received a miracle, the manifestation of His love.