Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Word of the Day... February 18, 2014....

 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”  And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.” John 2:3-4

Mary knew from the very beginning that her Son Jesus was very special.  An angel had appeared to her, telling her about the Son that she would have, and she conceived that child without having physical relations with a man. For thirty years she had watched Jesus growing up, wondering when He would reveal His nature to the world.  For thirty years the people around her had whispered, suggesting that she had given birth to an illegitimate son.  But now Jesus had been baptized and had chosen some disciples,  and it looked like something was going to start happening.  And if Jesus would reveal Himself openly, it would exonerate her from all of the whispers.

So, they were guests at this wedding in Cana and the wine had run out.  She came to Jesus and said, “They have no wine.”  No doubt she thought that this would be the perfect time for Jesus to demonstrate His power.  Jesus responded to her by saying, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”  In other word, “Mom what am I going to do with you? This isn't the time.”   

Everyone was in a big hurry to have Jesus introduced as the Messiah except for Jesus.  He knew that it was a matter of timing in order to fulfill the Scriptures.  It would have to be exactly 483 years from the declaration to restore and rebuild Jerusalem (Daniel 9:25).  He would need to be riding a donkey (Zechariah9:9).  Jesus wouldn’t let anyone but the Father dictate His timing.  And His timing is always perfect.  Then He proceeded to turn the water into wine, quietly and simply. What a mighty Lord we serve!!!


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