Sunday, April 01, 2012

What About Mary! - Part 2 of 2

Mary’s second expression of faith is found John 2:1-11 as shown below.  Mary’s words here are few, but her words have a profound impact as to the second part of the Christian faith.  The first part was to hear the word and accept that it so in our lives.  The second part has to do with being doers of the word as stated by Jesus’s brother James, “But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth].” James 1:22 Amplified Bible
Mary told the servants to do whatever Jesus told them to do.  On the surface this does not seem like a significant statement, but the root reason why Jesus’s first miracle is recorded is because of the key phrase, “whatever He says to you, do it”.  The implication for is this; we have all of Jesus’ words recorded in our Bibles and our job is to study His words and find what He is saying for us to do and just go do it.  Our job is to be doers of His words and not just hearers only.
Water Turned to Wine - John 2: 1-11 New King James Version
“1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 
2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”
4 Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”
6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. 
7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 
8 And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. 
9 When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 
10 And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”
11 This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.”