I’m currently participating in The 27 Day Bible Challenge by JordoneWrites. She has a really inspirational blog with a bunch of great tips on Christian living for young women. Check her out and check out the challenge!
For the challenge, I decided to read the book of John. This is where the inspiration for this week’s post came from.
The beginning of John 2 discusses Jesus’ first miracle, which was turning water into wine(if you aren’t familiar with the story, click here to read it). The thing that stuck out to me most wasn’t necessarily the miracle, but the small dialogue between Jesus and his mother Mary:
The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.”
“Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” ~John 2: 3-4
I just found this interesting for two reasons:
This, if I’m not mistaken, is the second time we get to see the two interacting. I was always curious about Jesus’ relationship with his mother, and this was the first time I was able to read it for myself.
That’s how most mothers are! If there’s something that they know their child can do or is good at, they will automatically volunteer them for the position! And we, as children, can only mumble under our breath and go along with it. I guess even Jesus had to go through it. Ha!
But this passage also brought up another interesting point – Mary was expecting Jesus to fix the situation right then and there, but Jesus knew it wasn’t quite time yet. And, as much as she hated it, she knew Jesus was right.
Sometimes we may think that, once a problem arises, God is supposed to just swoop in and save the day like one of the State Farm agents. And we also think that it’s up to us to bring it to His attention, as if He doesn’t already know what’s going on…..
no sir, no ma’am, no green eggs and ham! That’s not how it works!
When we do stuff like that, this is what I imagine God doing:
Even Mary had to be reminded that although Jesus is her son, he’s still Jesus and he was special. He had a calling on his life that no one else did. And I think that’s why she did this:
But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” ~John 2:5
Mary had to take a step back and remember that she, too, had to trust that Jesus was going to take care of it.
And that’s something we all need to remember. Although it may not seem like God notices what’s going on or wants to notice what’s going on, He is all-knowing and cares for us. Therefore, I’m sure He knows what happened, what’s happening, and what will happen. And since He knows that, you need to stop trippin’ and let Him work His magic!
Just think of the story of Issac and Ishamael – to refresh your memory or read up on it, check out this great resource I found in About Religion. It’s really extensive and goes into detail about all of the key players in the story – Sarah and Abraham were promised by God that they would have a child, but their lack of patience and trust in God caused them to impact the life of two extra people and influence an extra group of people(that’s another “Weekly Blessing” for another day,though)! Just think of what would have happened if Sarah and Abraham would have just let God work??
So my advice to you: Don’t be trying to remind God that you’re out of wine – He knows that! Only in God’s perfect timing will he turn it around for you! It may be Sprite or apple juice right now, but He’s gonna get it to be wine when He knows it’s time to!
If you didn’t get what I meant, I’ll break that down for you: Let God work, trust His timing, and everything will be just fine!
Dottie Peoples – He’s an on Time God
Have a great week!
If you’d like to share something (Bible verse, a song, or a message…anything!) that God has put on your heart or have a question or comment you would like to share, you’re more than welcome! If you’re interested in writing a post for “Weekly Blessings,” or offer an opinion or topic suggestion, get in touch with me viaFacebook, Twitter, or Email; you can also simply comment below and I’ll make sure to get back with you!