His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5)
Read: John 2:1-11
The guests were seated in the sanctuary at my niece’s wedding, but her parents paced the lobby. Where is the caterer? they wondered. Finally, the caterer rushed in with armloads of food, and the bride’s parents sighed with relief. The wedding march began, and the radiant bride and her father walked down the aisle.
After the recessional, I was among the first ushered into the reception hall and saw empty buffet tables. I hurried into the kitchen where a harried caterer stuffed deviled eggs. Much of the food wasn’t ready! The church ladies and I quickly helped as directed, and soon the tables were laden with gourmet appetizers, breads, and sweets. The guests raved about the wonderful reception, unaware of the chaos behind the scene.
In John 2, we read about another wedding mishap. In Cana of Galilee, the wine supply ran out, which was a serious matter in those days. Jesus’ mother knew her Son could solve the problem and asked Him for help. Then she told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” The Lord’s instructions probably seemed strange to the servants, but they filled six large stone jars with water, then brought the chief steward a sample. When he tasted the water-turned-to-wine, he marveled to the bridegroom, “You have kept the good wine until now” (v. 10).
Just as Jesus, the Living Water, has the power to change water into wine, He has the power to transform any crisis we face. We only need to ask for His help, then do what He says. The outcome may surprise us!
Respond: Heavenly Father, help me to instinctively bring You my problems. Then give me an obedient heart to do what You say, knowing You’ll work for my good and Your glory.