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Love and Obey

Mary gives the servants at the wedding some good advise. I must listen as well. Notice that is is unqualified obedience.

Whatever! No matter how silly it sounds, and it would, do it. That should be my overarching goal. The first step is to decide to be obedient. Then I must listen for the order. Finally, I must act.

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 (The Message Bible)

Our Master was not a recluse, as was John the Baptist. He accepted invitations to social events, even though His enemies used this practice to accuse Him. Our Master entered the normal experiences of life and sanctified them by His presence. Wise is that couple who invite Jesus to their wedding!

Mary knew something about Jesus the others didn’t yet. Mary knew Jesus could perform miracles. They others would learn. This would be the inaugural event. Countless others would follow.

Nothing is too trivial for Jesus to enterveen miraculously. Jesus loves and cares about our daily needs. My job isn’t to worry about them either. Jesus teaches me to pray “Give me this day my daily bread”. I’m not to worry about clothes or possessions. I have other things to focus on.

What does Jesus want me to do? That is the essence of the main thing about the main thing.

“Whatever Jesus tells me, do it.”

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