“THEY HAVE NO WINE” John 2:1-11, Part I

1 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.”  (NIV)

 

I have appreciated Mary’s heart and approach in this account for many years:  She doesn’t tell Jesus how to solve the problem; she doesn’t panic or beg.  Instead, she simply brings the need to Him.
Mary knows who Jesus is and what He does.  Her belief makes His response possible.
Without debating or trying to convince Him, she tells the servants to obey.
The result:  The best wine at the party.

I consider this to be one of the most powerful models of prayer we could possibly find.  when we come to God, knowing who He is and what He does, we can present any matter; then we put our trust in Him because He is God; He knows exactly what needs to be done and He accomplishes it.  He really doesn’t need us to figure out the solutions; He isn’t moved by crisis, panic or need; He responds to our faith.
This is about relationship, not recipes.  God loves us.  We are constantly in His thoughts.  He wants us to love and trust Him as well.  It’s this open connection that causes us to hear Him so we know what and how to ask; then, He answers with enthusiasm.
The result:  The best answer there could ever be.

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About lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord Jesus...now, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

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