One of my favorite passages in the Bible concerns a dilemma that occurred at a wedding feast where Jesus performed his first miracle.

At the beginning of the gospel of John, chapter 2 we read:

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Now rather than read how this story turns out, let’s stop right now and simply ponder Mary’s response. to Jesus.

Mary prayed and trusted. Got it?

Now, let’s pretend for a moment that it’s Sunday morning and the line above is the opening line of your pastor’s sermon. This is what I’d say next, if I were him:

“Well, that’s my sermon for today folks. Mary prayed. And trusted. Got it?  Good. So, close your bibles. Let’s sing a hymn and go home. Have a good week everyone!”

And truthfully, this is about right. Mary’s response is a sermon unto itself.

We lay our burdens at his feet in trust, as Mary did. Then we “do whatever He tells (us).”

Think about who Mary was and what she knew. She was a human just like us, first of all.  I’m sure she had worries, doubts and fears like you and I yet she raised Jesus from birth, watched him become a man and probably even observed how he lovingly served customers and family friends when he took over his dad’s carpentry business. She lived with him for thirty years. In that time, she learned enough about him to know that when the Savior is your son, you talk to him about everything.

And by the way, read how the story turns out when you get a chance. Jesus’s response definitely brought a celebration to the streets of Cana!

So that being said, I recommend that you and I start off July with a bang. (Something better than the usual fireworks of the Fourth.)

Let’s pray about everything this month. Ask questions of God everyday like:

  • What do you want me to do with my time off this Saturday?
  • How can I do my job better? Show me what to do.
  • What can I learn from this trial, Lord?
  • Do you have something you want to say to me this morning?
  • I’ve got an issue Lord. Here it is. Blah, blah, blah. I’ll hand it over to you if it’s alright. Awaiting further instructions.

You get the idea. There is nothing that we can’t ask the Lord to intervene in. That’s how we bring Him  glory.

After all, Jesus is in the house. He’s with you all the time by his Holy Spirit. So let’s do what Mary did and let’s do it every day.

Let’s resolve to pray about every thing and see what happens, OK?

Something to think about.

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