March 7, 2021

Jesus’ Mother…

Jesus’ Mother…

John 2: 1-12, NIV

2 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.”4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. 8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” 11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. 12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.

  1. Jesus’ Mother (Mary) was in tune with the deficiency of those she was in relationship with; the host was running out of wine, and she paid attention to what others were lacking.  Are we in tune to the lack others might have?
  2. Jesus’ Mother (Mary) demonstrated knowledge of how her son could effectively meet the needs of those who were empty; she already knew Jesus to be a problem solver when other options have run dry. Do we believe Jesus can and will meet the needs of others?    
  3. Jesus’ mother spoke to the ability of Jesus to do the miraculous even when Jesus appeared to be hesitant; Mary had faith in what Jesus would do even when it appeared Jesus was not going to act. Are we willing to still speak in faith even when Jesus seems to be delaying action?    
  4. Through the words of Jesus’ mother, those who partnered in this sign with Jesus we used of GOD to bring new wine to an old party, suggesting that this season of the party will be better than before - Jesus is here and that has made all of the difference!  

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October 18, 2021

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