Mary’s Faith

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.”

John 2:1-4

This very familiar story allows to consider what exactly Mary did at the wedding.

More than most, she knew who Jesus was and had known him for 30 years. She knew how he was conceived and what He was like growing up.

She knew He was special, but she probably didn’t know the extent of that specialness and certainly didn’t know the timing of his ministry, as He himself noted here.

Still, the mother of the Messiah had faith that He could work miracles. She didn’t know the how, but she knew the who.

Was the Son of God going to turn down his Earthly mother’s simple request? Hardly.

Even as the mother of Jesus, Mary had to have a certain amount of faith. She had known better than anyone else the Messiah and had to have faith in the Son of God.

Today, as you consider these words, have the faith of a Mary when going to Jesus in prayer. Her request from Him was very down-to-earth. Ours can be that much bolder!

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