John 2:1-11 “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. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.”
Text John 2:10 “And saith unto him . . . thou hast kept the good wine until now.”
I am unsure of Mary’s responsibility at the wedding, but it appears that she had more than a causal interest. Alarmed at the possibility of embarrassment Mary turns to Jesus for help. I wonder, are you in a similar situation? Have you depleted your resources? Is your shameful situation about to be exposed? Turn to Jesus! Now as then, there is a divine process which involves a spoken word, “he saith.” While you may not want to believe it, God has something to say about your need. Speaking to the Jews, Jesus said, “Search the scriptures” (John 5:39). Mary turned to the Living Word before she sought the council of the world. The process involved a strange work, “whatsoever.” In most cases God’s methods are perceived as strange; “give to get” (Luke 6:38), “feed your enemy” (Romans 12:20), and “die to live” (Matthew 16:25). The thoughts of the world are, “What do filling water pots with water have to do with satisfying the need?” God specializes in doing things His way! The process involves a surrendered will, “do it.” While we don’t know the exact moment that the water turned into wine, this we do know; it was a direct result of obedience to the spoken word. The solution to the wine problem was not in the servant’s reasoning; that of being able to understand what God was doing. The solution was the result of the servant’s response of obedience! Jesus said, “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46). Are you in need; turn to Jesus and let Him turn your water into His wine.