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BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME


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 🙂 

BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME

By : KL – Living By Faith (click here)

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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:

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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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Related content : https://sellairene.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/lifemirror-two-messages-from-cana-beautifulwords-2/

 

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37 comments on “BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME

  1. Pingback: INDAH PADA WAKTUNYA (posted in English: Beautiful in its Time) | BeautifulWords

  2. angie
    August 11, 2014

    This was an awesome and brilliant post. Really love the very well imparting God’s word. blessed so much reading this. It was so true in reality that we often could not be patient and obedient waiting for God’s time and His answer. Great job!! Please keep writing awesome post.!

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    • Thank you for stopping by and read this post. This article is the guest writer category on my blog, wrote by my friend named Karina. You can visit her blog, click link in this post. Jesus bless you 🙂

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  3. gillswriting
    August 4, 2014

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  6. Sheila
    June 11, 2014

    Great post! Thanks for sharing, Sella Irene!

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  7. Nate
    May 26, 2014

    I’m not sure I always have the patience and faith to wait for God’s timing, but I do know that when things aren’t happening in the time I want and I’m getting frustrated then it is time to go back to sitting at his feet.

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    • Hello 🙂 sorry for long late reply
      The important thing to through our lives is believe to God. Just believe. It is never easy, i know it. Until now i have been learning to trust and entrusted my life to God.
      Thank you for followed, liked, and commented in my post. Jesus bless you

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  9. Dinda
    May 19, 2014

    Thank you for this great message. Recently I problem in waiting for God’s answer. Through your post i have to more courage in waiting. As you said: If we ask, “When is God’s time?” Once again, we do not have ability to unveil the secrets of the Divine. We just know that everything is beautiful in its time. This post was encouraging me so much. Thank you.

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    • Hi, Dinda. Nice to read your comment. I pray you always in fine condition. Whatever you need and strugle, Jesus surely be with you. You are not alone. Jesus loves you, just believe it.

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  10. Kimi
    May 18, 2014

    Subarashī shūmatsu o motte iru means Have a great weekend.

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  11. rolerrol
    May 18, 2014

    Hi Sella.
    This such an insightful post indeed. There was so much you mentioned that really ministered to me. Our trust in God is in important. It was not yet His time to start His ministry but because of Mary’s faith He performed a miracle!!! Wow Sella!!!! That blows my mind.
    A humbling thought you presented was about God’s timing! We cannot comprehend it!
    Thanks for a really amazing post Sella. It has really spoken to me!
    God bless you
    Rolain

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    • Hello dear Rolain…how are you? 🙂
      Thank you for kind comment, nice to hear it. Jesus bless you
      Warm regards, sella

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      • rolerrol
        May 18, 2014

        It’s been a challenging week as well with family leaving. Not my natural family but a mentor of mine. We have known each other for so long but he left my country for good. So I am coming to grips with that. But besides that I have been ok Sella….Thank you for asking! I am just preparing for aN annual conference that our church hosts every year….so quite busy as well….Hope you are doing well???

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        • I believe God knows the best for us in everytime and everything. Whatever problems we face, God will help us and give us wisdom, strength, hope, and way out. Amen.
          Hopefully your annual meeting running smoothly 🙂

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  12. Sue C.
    May 17, 2014

    Touched my heart and brought back blessed memories of when I stood right there in Cana and made wedding vows to Jesus. They take on a whole new meaning. Thank you.

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    • You are welcome and thank you for reading. Wooow… made wedding vòws in Cana…it must be a great experience and the most memorable in your life. You are blessed 🙂

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      • Sue C.
        May 19, 2014

        I am truly blessed to have Jesus as my Husband. Can’t get any better than that. 🙂 And to take those vows in the exact place He changed water into wine? No words can describe it. Blessings to you.

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  13. scatterwisdom
    May 17, 2014

    You have expressed a wonderful summary message about time in my humble opinion..
    Regards and good will blogging

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  14. Karina Susanto
    May 17, 2014

    Reblogged this on Karina's Thought and commented:
    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.

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  15. Kimi
    May 17, 2014

    Ecclesiastes 3:11 is the one of my favorite Bible verse. 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 is He has made everything beautiful in its time. This shown how big your faith and indeed that is God wants from us. Your post this time is so brilliant, you could reveal a diffrent thought of Marriage in Cana Story. Awesome.Odaijini. Subarashī shūmatsu o motte iru.

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    • Dear Kimi… thank you for reading. This post wrote by your best friend (K.L at SIN). By the way, odaijini means God bless you, right? What is subarashi shumatsu o motte iru?

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  16. readinpleasure
    May 16, 2014

    What a beautiful exposition. Thank you Sella Irene.

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