Mothers, you have to love them. They want us to do something. We might as well do it. Jesus understood that.
It was a wedding. It is a special time for family and friends. They didn’t plan well. They are running out of wine and that is going to be a problem. The mother of Jesus intercedes.
The mother of Jesus steps in. She knows her son Jesus can take care of it. While He hasn’t done any public miracles yet, she has probably seen the power of God on Him. She knows this is no big deal.
Three days later there was a wedding in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there. Jesus and his disciples were guests also. When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus’ mother told him, “They’re just about out of wine.”
Jesus said, “Is that any of our business, Mother—yours or mine? This isn’t my time. Don’t push me.”
She went ahead anyway, telling the servants, “Whatever he tells you, do it.” | John 2:1-5
And yet, Jesus doesn’t want to do it.
Mary isn’t going to have any of that. We know the outcome. Jesus turns the water into wine. Mary knew it was time. God used her to get Jesus moving. We have an amazing amount of love and reverence and honor that the Savior is showing for his mother. and does what she asks.
It all takes off from there. God bless our mothers who know how to get us moving! “This act in Cana of Galilee was the first sign Jesus gave, the first glimpse of his glory. And his disciples believed in him.” (John 2:11)
The end game will be for Jesus to turn those who miss God’s goal (aka sinners), like me, into saints and children of God. Now that is some good news.