John 2: 1-4 says” On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” Woman why do you involve me? Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
We all have heard about the story of Jesus first miracle at the wedding that took place in Cana. Often times when a pastor or minister preaches on this wedding they focus on the wine. And many people who drink will use this scripture to say that it’s okay for them to drink. Today I want to focus your attention to the words that Jesus spoke to his mother when He said ” woman why do you involve me? “My hour has not yet come” The stage is set everyone is at the wedding including Jesus and it seems as though everyone is having a great time, but a need had arisen they were out of wine for the guest. Mary knowing that her son Jesus can provide wine for the guest.
In Christ’s reply to his mother there was no disrespect. He used the same word when speaking to her with affection from the cross. There will be hours that you and I will not know what to do. Just like at this wedding the guest did not know what to do. It wasn’t that Jesus didn’t want to provide what He was telling His mother was that it was not in God’s timing for Jesus to do any miracles. Jesus wasn’t going to allow the pressure of the needs of others rush Him into anything until He hears from His Father God.
Just like us we want to tell Jesus when, what and how, remember delays of mercy are not denials of prayer. You know the rest of the story, Jesus told the servants to fill the jars with water. He ordered them to draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet, who was in charge of food and drink. And they had wine for the wedding.
Lesson we can take from this story. Jesus is very much aware of our present state and just because you and I don’t see movement doesn’t mean that He is not doing nothing. Rest assure He is making intercession on our behalf. What we have to settle in our hearts is our faith in God. For it is faith that moves God’s hands. So the next time you have that pity party and you let your faith go out the front door, remember that it was you who said God can’t handle your issue.