Thursday, April 8, 2010
LESSONS FROM THE WEDDING OF CANA
1 The next day Jesus’ mother was a guest at a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. 2 Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. 3 The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother spoke to him about the problem. “They have no more wine,” she told him.
4 “How does that concern you and me?” Jesus asked. “My time has not yet come.”
5 But his mother told the servants, “do whatever he tells you.”
6 Six stone waterpots were standing there; they were used for Jewish ceremonial purposes and held twenty to thirty gallons each. 7 Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled to the brim,8 he said, “Dip some out and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So they followed his instructions.
9 When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. 10 “Usually a host serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone is full and doesn’t care, he brings out the less expensive wines. But you have kept the best until now!” John 2:1-10 New Living Translation
What Scripture tells us:
Mary saw a problem; they had run out of wine.
What we would do:
Like all women we would want to fix it. Now if we were a typical woman we would have gone to
our friends, our mother and then our rabbi to tell them all about the problem. When we got around to
telling Jesus we would have given him a list of suggestions for the best way to fix the problem.
What Mary did:
Mary went straight to the one she knew could, and would, do something, she went to Jesus. She knew
who He was. She didn’t know how He would fix the problem and she didn’t give Him a list of
suggestions, she left the solution up to Him because she knew He could handle it.
What God wants us to learn from this:
He wants us to follow Mary’s example. He wants us to bring our problems to Him, directly to Him,
do not pass Go, do not collect $200, just come straight to Him. Then He wants us to trust Him that He
knows the best way to solve the problem.
How are you doing with the first part of this lesson? Do you take your problems directly to Jesus or is He your last resort? I hope that you know Him like Mary knew Him and trust Him like she trusted Him.