Do What He Tells You
Updated: Dec 21, 2018
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As women of God, we are so blessed to have such a beautiful role model. As yesterday was our Mother Mary's birthday, I thought today's first #ScriptureSundays would be dedicated to one of her greatest roles in the Gospels. Other than being the Mother of God, Himself, she was also the one who started Christ's ministry.
Let's look at John 2: On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[b]
Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
After this, he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.
The relationship between Christ and His Mother in this verse is so beautiful. Christ was so obedient to His mother. He says to her, "Women (Woman in Hebrew was said with the highest respect, My lady), My Hour has not come yet." But what we don't read is that at that moment His answer was still "Yes, I will do what you ask me to do because it is you who asking this of me." Mary had the authority and commanded the servants to do as Christ says. It is because of Mary's role in this Wedding, that Christ started His ministry. The miracle at the wedding of Cana allowed for Christ to manifest His glory and His disciples believed in him. It is through our Lady's role that Christ's first miracle was performed.
Our Lady plays a very quiet role throughout the scriptures, but this verse shows us that Mary was very present during Christ's ministry. She wasn't just there standing by as her beloved Son completed His mission here on earth. She played a very active role in his journey.
My dearest sisters, I think that we can take a lot out of this passage. We are called to be like Mary, and support Christ in his mission in our every day lives. We have to play the active roles in carrying out Christ mission today as well. Not to stand back, but to go out and spread his message to every corner of the world. "Be not afraid", Our Lord says to us. Let us become more like our Mother, firm in our faith and let's take command so that others may believe as well.
In Christ, Diana