In Need of a Miracle…
Feb 22nd, 2012 | By Shari Johnson | Category: Women of Faith Blogs
John 2:1-5 ~ And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
I have to wonder if Mary had observed Jesus as a young boy exhibiting the power of God. In my mind I can imagine a group of young boys playing at the expense of a bird, hurling rocks as it flew with all its might to avoid their pitch. And when the rock strikes the fatal blow, they rejoice having shown their mastery.
But coming down the road was Jesus and His mother, who happens to pass by the lifeless bird, lying battered on the dusty ground. And a tender hearted Jesus picks up his own creation and brushes the dust from its tiny feathers and see’s the blood stain where the rock made contact. He shares with His mother that He doesn’t understand pointless killing; this wasn’t for food or for sacrifice, this was just for the sake of seeing something die. And then it happens…
He lays his little boys finger across the bird’s wound and in a split second the wound is gone, and the little bird’s eyes open to see that he is in the hand of God. The bird doesn’t fly, but sits in the hand of Jesus, unafraid and content, aware of Who it is that he rests upon. And Mary watches on in awe…
So when He grows and they attend the wedding at Cana, Mary naturally turned to the maker of the grapes to fix the issue of empty wine bottles. I don’t know the tone of Jesus’ voice when He reminded her that God had a plan for Him to begin his miracles, and she had rushed it! I don’t think it was a harsh tone, but one half chiding “Mom, what am I going to do with you?!” And then the miracles begin.
I don’t know where you are today, but I stand in need of a miracle. One of empty wine bottle proportion and one that I do not deserve. The wedding party planners had messed up, they’d failed to plan… I can identify. Isn’t it good to know now what Mary knew then… Jesus can fix it.
Matthew 6:26 ~ Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Originally posted on http://www.thejesuschick.com/.