Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.
I ever wrote about wedding at Cana was titled TWO MESSAGES FROM CANA (click here). But my friend wrote about wedding at Cana from the other point of view. This proves that The Word of God is the source which never runs out and always up to date. Happy reading and bless 🙂
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, “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.” (John 2:1-5)
Marriage in Cana. As Christians, we all already know this story very well. The story in which Jesus attended a wedding and this is where Jesus made miracles for the first time. He turned the water into the wine when the wine was running out and eventually, the bride and groom were saved from a very embarrassing thing. When I read this story, I can get a lot of valuable lessons.
First, I take a look at Mary’s act. Because of her awareness to the bride and groom, she expressed her concern to Jesus about the wine has run out. “They have no more wine” this shows her confidence in Jesus’ power. She really believed, by whatever the way, Jesus can do something to address the wine problem. What Mary did is an example for us. When we face so many problems, we have to know to whom we should to sigh, to whom we should to submit our problem. We have to know to whom we should to trust and can help us overcome our problems. What Mary did shown and taught us about having a great faith in God. Mary has confident and believe in the divine power of Jesus.
Next, when Mary talked to Jesus, Mary did not get an answer as she expected. “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” What is Mary reaction? Does she ask back to Jesus, “why?” No! Does she ask, “Then when?” Not at all. Mary just silence. Why? Because Mary truly believes that Jesus has been know what she wants. Mary also understood that the Lord Jesus has His own perfect time. Here we talk about God’s time. In our daily live, God’s time often become a problem. Oftentimes we couldn’t comprehend about His time. We tend to choose our own time rather than God’s time which for us seems unclear and uncertain. We often become impatient in waiting for God’s answer on what we ask and then we tend to seek out and guess the right answer from what we asked for. In this part, we can learn about God’s time from Mary. Let we see farther.
Once again, Mary shows her Faith quality. She fully surrendered to Jesus the Lord. Though Mary is Jesus’ mother, she did not command or dictates Jesus to do what she expected. Again, we can learn from Mary how we supposed behave when we ask something to God. Just imagine, what if we are in Mary’s position, what if we got an answer “My time has not yet come” or “Your time has not yet come”? Could we behave like Mary? Could we do not complain or give many question, “Why, when, or how long we must waiting for the answer?” Or we even forcing God, “God, answer my prayer now! I really need the answer!” Do we still remain unwavering and persevering in waiting God’s answer? When we talk about God’s time, we talk about a mystery and secret of the Divine. We don’t have ability to unveil it. Mary was really realized it. Therefore she chose to remain silent, obedient and fully believe that the time will come Lord Jesus will do something.
What happens next? Mary told to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Then finally 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.” (Verse 7-8). This is interesting, at first, Jesus said that His time not yet comes, but finally He had to do something. Jesus turned the water into the wine. Why did Jesus do this? It is just because He really appreciates Mary’s faith and obedient. Jesus saw how great Mary’s faith to His divine power. Here we learn that God will answer our requests in prayer if we have big faith and fully obey to Him.
My dear friends, through the Marriage in Cana story, we learn that Jesus is the God who full of grace, full of solidarity, full of care to every human deficiencies, and God who always answer our prayer according His will.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. (1 John 5:14-15)
The problem is could we always be patient, remain diligent and obedient in waiting for God’s answer, fully trust and surrender to the divine power, fully trust that whatever the answer is the best for us? One thing that we should always remember, God has His time to act. God has a most precise time to answer our prayers. If we ask, “When is God’s time?” Once again, we do not have ability to unveil the secrets of the Divine but we surely know that:
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11) Amen.
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